Co. Roscommon and Co. Wicklow have claimed top honours in the recent SkillsIreland competition hosted by the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Donal McDermott, Ballyglass, Co. Roscommon, an apprentice with Gerry Quinn Crash Repairs, Cloonyquinn, Fuerty scooped top honours in the Autobody Repair competition, while Vincent Harney, a self employed car painter landed the top prize in the Car Painting competition.
The competitions were hosted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). According to Martin Sneyd, Chair of the DIT Organising Committee: “DIT is very proud to facilitate the competition for these highly skilled young people, who represent the best in Irish industry. All are competing to be deemed ‘the best in Ireland’ in their specific skill, and for the much coveted Winner’s Trophy. In the current economic climate it most important to promote, encourage and acknowledge excellence among our skilled young people and national competitions are an ideal vehicle for achieving that.”