Major engineering honours for Coláiste Cholmcille students

Engineering students from Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon will represent the region at the Young Engineering National finals to be held in Wexford November.

Major engineering honours for Coláiste Cholmcille students

Pictured are: Cian Duffy, Shane Begley , Martin McManus and their Engineering teacher, John McLoone celebrating their success (missing from photo is Dáire Doyle).

By Staff Reporter editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Engineering students from Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon will represent the region at the Young Engineering National finals to be held in Wexford November.

They made the national finals following their superb showing at the regional competition recently held in Letterkenny.

For the first time in the history of the school, success has been achieved at all levels in the competition. Four students from the one class, Cian Duffy, Martin McManus, Shane Begley and Daire Doyle now go on to represent the region in the National Finals which take place in Gorey, Co. Wexford on the 18th of November.

The Engineering Department at Coláiste Cholmcille is no stranger to success with many former students receiving awards at both regional and national level for project work in both the Leaving Certificate Applied Engineering and the Leaving Certificate Engineering program.

The regional finals, held on September 29th last, were hosted by the Engineering & Technology Teachers’ Association.

John McLoone, Engineering teacher at Coláiste Cholmcille, outlined how very proud he and indeed the wider school community in Coláiste Cholmcille are, of the students and their achievements in what was a tough regional competition this year.

He described his students as hard working, gifted in manual skills, good problem solvers and pupils who showed inventiveness in their winning designs.