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									Press Release                                            Friday, March 19th 2010

FINGAL STUDENT WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Winners from Coolmine, Swords and Skerries celebrating
Fingal’s youngest entrepreneurs were celebrating today, as the winners of the Fingal
Student Enterprise Awards were announced in front of 350 invited guests at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown.

In all, forty three student enterprises from fifteen secondary schools and eleven primary
schools took centre stage at the County Final, which is organised by the Fingal County
Enterprise Board.

Supported by GameStop, Fingal County Council, County Dublin VEC and the
Blanchardstown Centre, over 800 local students have been researching and running their
own businesses in the Student Enterprise Programme since last September. 220
students competed at the County Final at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown
earlier today, for a share of the €10,000 prize fund.

In the secondary schools competition, the Junior Category was won by ‘Credit Crunch
Coupons’ from Coolmine Community School with ‘J&D Butt Box’ from Skerries
Community College taking the runner-up prize. The Intermediate Category was won by
Planet Dood and Board of Wisdom claimed the runner-up prize, both coming from
Colaiste Choilm in Swords. In the Senior Category, Eco Eggs from Castleknock College
came runner-up with Trinket Charms from Loreto Secondary School in Swords claiming
first prize, along with an educational trip to Barcelona, sponsored by Fingal County
Council.

The Enterprising School Spirit Award for secondary schools, which was presented by the
Chairperson of the Fingal County Enterprise Board, Joe Harford, was presented to
Hartstown Community School. Harford also presented the Enterprising School Spirit
Award for primary schools, which went to St. Cronan’s National School in Swords.

Oisin Geoghegan, C.E.O. of Fingal County Enterprise Board, presented the Best Display
Award for primary schools, which went to St. Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla,. “I’d
like to pay tribute to our students, their teachers and principals here at our County
Final,” he said. “As Fingal’s youngest citizens have shown, you’re never too young to
start thinking and acting entrepreneurially,” he said.

Tanya McDonald, Marketing Managing with GameStop, helped to present the secondary
school awards, saying: “GameStop are proud to be associated with this exciting
programme. The wealth of talent here today and the innovation from these students is
inspirational.”

The fifteen secondary schools which competed at this year’s County Final were: Colaiste
Choilm (Swords), Loreto Secondary School (Swords), St. Fintan’s High School, ( Sutton)
Portmarnock Community School, Malahide Community School, Loreto Secondary School
(Balbriggan), St. Mary’s (Baldoyle), Sutton Park School, Skerries Community College and
St. Joseph’s (Rush), Castleknock Community College, Coolmine Community School,
Castleknock College, Hartstown Community School and Blakestown Community School,

The eleven primary schools were: St. Catherine’s (Rush), Scoil Realt Na Mara (Skerries),
Balbriggan Educate Together, Scoil Phradraic Na Cailini (Donabate), Donabate & Portrane
Educate Together, St George’s (Balbriggan), Castaheany Educate Together (Ongar), St.
Cronan’s (Brackenstown, Swords) Huntstown National School, St. Mochta’s National
School and Mulhuddart National School.

The three main category winners in the secondary schools competition have been chosen
to represent Fingal at the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park in April and
every participating school was presented with a €200 GameStop Enterprise Grant

Further details about the 2010/2011 Fingal Student Enterprise Awards Programme,
which begins in September, are available by e-mailing schools@fingalceb.ie or by visiting
www.fingalceb.ie

ENDS

Notes to the Editor

Fingal County Enterprise Board Student Enterprise Awards 2010

€200 GameStop Enterprise Grant: 15 Secondary Schools and 11 Primary Schools
each received this grant.

Junior Category – 2 Awards
1st Prize - €250 & Trophy: Credit Crunch Coupons, Coolmine Community School

Runner-Up - €150 & Trophy: J&D Butt Box, Skerries Community College

Intermediate Category – 2 Awards
1st Prize - €250 & Trophy: Planet Dood, Colaiste Choilm

Runner-Up - €150 & Trophy: Board of Wisdom, Colaiste Choilm

Senior Category – 2 Awards
1st Prize - €250 & Trophy & Trip to Barcelona: Trinket Charms, Loreto Swords

Runner-Up - €150 & Trophy: Eco Eggs, Castleknock College

Enterprising School Spirit – Secondary

Entrepreneurial School Spirit - Laptop and Trophy: Hartstown Community School

Primary Awards

Primary - Entrepreneurial School Spirit - Laptop and Trophy: St. Cronan’s NS

Primary – Best Display –€250 & Trophy: St. Mochta’s National School, Clonsilla

ENDS
For all media queries, please contact Engage Ireland:
Sarah Bohan (Tel: 01 8855162/ 087 65 39936/ info@engageireland.com
Photography: Kim Haughton 087 2613 194 (reproduction free)

								
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