Success for teens with time on their hands

By David tucker

Published 26/03/2016 | 00:00

The Sliotar Clocks with creators Dean Doyle and Diarmuid Doyle.
The Sliotar Clocks with creators Dean Doyle and Diarmuid Doyle.

A TEAM from St Mary's CBS in Enniscorthy came third in last week's Griffith College annual Business Enterprise Competition.

Featuring 12 finalists and over 300 students, the competition promotes entrepreneurship with students from transition, 5th and 6th year developing a business idea and then using their social media skills to market it.

Fenu Health, created by Annie and Kate Madden from Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, won first prize and the Griffith College Business Enterprise Competition Perpetual Trophy.

Their winning idea promoted a range of supplements to treat and prevent gastric ulcers in horses. It's a growing business, with top Irish horse trainers expressing interest in the product, including Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliot. Paddy the Plasterer, Cheltenham winning racehorse, is their brand ambassador. Learn to Drive, created by Darragh McGee, Eoin Lennon, Conor Fagan and Cian Hanlon in St. David's Holy Faith Secondary School in Greystones, came in second place. Learn to Drive is a pocket-sized board game with the rules of the road aimed at those taking their driving theory test. Sliotar Clocks, created by Dean Doyle and Diarmuid Doyle in St. Mary's CBS Enniscorthy, came in third place. Sliotar Clocks are customised sliotar shaped clocks in club and county colours with a 100 per cent Irish Ash wood base. The Business Enterprise Competition was judged by two lecturers from the Business Faculty and the Marketing Supervisor for the college.

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