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Student Enterprise

Student Enterprise

Congratulations Jodie O'Neill (5th Year) - Winner of Best Product Award in the Limerick Student Enterprise Final 2022 with her book called Trouble Makers.
A book about two autistic children who are often misunderstood along with some very useful tips as to how we can help autistic people.
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Continued success for our Student Enterprise Club at The Limerick Student Enterprise Awards 2019

In Castletroy College, Student Enterprise is one of the many different activities a student can partake in. The club meets in room 5 at lunch times every Thursday. This club is overseen by Ms. Carmody and Ms. Delaney.

The student enterprise club takes part in annual competitions. The first round of the competition took place on Friday the 13th of December. All the winners then went on to qualify for the county final which will take place in the South Court Hotel in March.

An example of students that went on to qualify for this are transition year students Adam Flahive and Gerard O’Driscoll, who are selling an array of outdoor themed products. Last year these two students received a Special Merit Award in the Intermediate category at the Limerick Students Enterprise Awards for their company ‘Irish Woodcraft.’

There has been great success for this club in recent years and we hope that this success will continue into the future.

Congratulations to our Senior Entrepreneurs Jack Fitzgerald, Adam Flahive and Gerard O'Driscoll on their continued success in the Limerick Student Enterprise Final 2021.
Jack came 1st in the 'Creative Business Idea' competition with his 'Garden Buddy' and will now go on to represent Limerick in The Student Enterprise National Final on May 14th 2021.
Garden Buddy is a garden service for all - but especially beginners. The aim of this business is to allow people to physically connect themselves with nature as well as to introduce the benefit of gardening for peoples mental health - especially during Covid-19.
See YouTube link for more information:
Adam & Gerard were placed 2nd in the Senior Competition winning a trophy and €200!
Their business SDMS (Student Digital Marketing Services) is aimed at local SME's with little or no digital presence - another vital service especially during Covid-19.
Check out their very impressive website:
We wish all three entrepreneurs continued success in the future.
Perhaps one day Fitzgerald, Flahive or O'Driscoll will be the next Collison billionaire success story!!!!

The Student Enterprise Team continued to excel throughout this school year as they win again at The Limerick Student Enterprise Awards in The South Court Hotel in March 2019.

Jack Fitzgerald got 2nd place in the Intermediate Category winning a Trophy and €150. This is Jack's 2nd year in the Student Enterprise Club, a club he really enjoys while also making money from his sales and his winnings at competitions.

3rd Year students Adam Flahive and Gerard O Driscoll received a Special Merit Award in the Intermediate Category. These two students reinvented their company from 'Christmas Creations' to 'Irish Woodcraft'. They expanded their product range to not only cater for the Christmas Market but to target a broader market with handmade wooden products. While Gerard is new to the Student Enterprise Club he joined a very experienced Adam Flahive who has been part of the club since 1st year. Last year Adam and his team made it to National Final in Croke Park with 'App of Troy' where they won the Special Merit Award. We look forward to having them both in the club in 2019 / 2020.

Congratulations to these young entrepreneurs and their teachers Ms. Sharon Delaney & Ms. Joan Carmody on the continued success of the Student Enterprise Club.

Runner Up Prize at The Student Enterprise Christmas Milk Market December 2018.

The Student Enterprise Team of Castletroy College were represented by students from 1st, 2nd & 3rd year at the Limerick Christmas Milk Market in December 2018.

Four 2nd Year student Jack Fitzgerald got placed among the runners up and won €200 which he reinvested back into his company 'Jack's Handcrafts'. Jack's product was handmade slate clocks.

Two other Mini-Companies also represented Castletroy College:

1st Year: - Driftwood: Emma Murillo Haugh, Gandy Malou Mamel & Merveille O' Brien

3rd Year: - Christmas Creations: Adam Flahive & Gerard O Driscoll

Congratulations to all our young entrepreneurs and many thanks to their teachers Ms. Delaney & Ms. Carmody and their parents for all their help, dedication and encouragement in guiding and preparing our students throughout the year.

Special Merit Award at Student Enterprise National Final Croke Park 2018

'App of Troy' represented our school and Limerick City & County in the Intermediate Category at The Student Enterprise National Final in Croke Park on Wednesday May 2nd 2018.

our second year students; Adam Flahive, Ciáran Fitzgerald, Joe Kelly and Finlay Robertson developed a Communications App all about the Castletroy area. It contains information about things to do in the local area and lots more including special offers by some of our local businesses.

App of Troy won the Special Merit Award at the National Final and they are pictured here receiving their trophy L to R: Sheelagh Daly (Head of Local Enterprise Network), Ciáran Fitzgerald, Finlay Robertson, Minister Pat Breen (Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection), Joe Kelly & Adam Flahive.

Congratulations to these four young entrepreneurs and their teacher Ms Sharon Delaney on this huge achievement at national level and continued success in the future.

Entrepreneurs Excel at the Limerick Student Enterprise Awards 2018

The Student Enterprise Team at Castletroy College continue to excel as they scooped one of the top prizes at the Limerick Student Enterprise Awards 2018 in The South Court Hotel on Thursday March 22nd 2018.

'App of Troy' - an App creating a digital community for the people of Castletroy won 1st place (Cup, Trophy and €300) in the Intermediate category. The App was created by four 2nd Year students; Adam Flahive, Joe Kelly, Ciarán Fitzgerald & Finlay Robertson. They will now take their 'App of Troy' to Croke Park and represent Limerick in the National Student Enterprise Final in May 2018. We congratulate them on their success to date and wish them the very best of luck as they prepare for this national competition.

1st Year students; Jodie O' Neill, Harry O' Brien and Jack Fitzgerald also represented our school in the Junior category of the Limerick Student Enterprise Awards. We are extremely proud of their hard work and dedication and congratulations to Jodie on winning 3rd place in this category. Jodie won a trophy and €100.

Congratulations to all our young entrepreneurs and special thanks to their teachers Ms. Delaney, Ms. Carmody and Ms.Marie McMahon for all their help in preparing them for these events.

Young Entrepreneurs Scoop Top Prizes

The Student Enterprise Team at Castletroy College won 1st, 2nd and joint 3rd place for 'Best Innovations' at the Student Enterprise Christmas Market in The Milk Market on Friday 15th December 2017.

The event was sponsored by MAST (Market Alive Support Team) with a trophy for the winning school and prizes of €250 (1st place), €150 (2nd place) and €100 (3rd place). The winning students are planning to reinvest their winnings into their Mini-Companies along with rewarding themselves with a well deserved Christmas bonus!

Approximately 40 Mini-Companies from secondary schools around Limerick City & County took part in the event.

The Mini-Companies from Castletroy College were:

1st Year:

- Managing Change: Jodie O' Neill (2nd place)

- Harry's Handcrafts: Harry O' Brien

- Jack's Christmas Decorations: Jack Fitzgerald (Joint 3rd place)

2nd Year:

- App of Troy: Adam Flahive, Joe Kelly, Finlay Robertson & Ciarán Fitzgerald (1st place)

5th Year:

- Jack's Sweet Cakes: Jack Moloney

Congratulations to all our young entrepreneurs and many thanks to their teachers Ms. Delaney, Ms. Carmody & Ms. McMahon for all their help in preparing them for this event.

Some comments from our young entrepreneurs;

"It's a lot of hard work but it is so worth it"

"The reward of success and sense of pride makes it worth doing"

"We had a great day and got great experience in setting up our stand and engaging with customers and talking to them about our product"

"I was amazed at how many schools there were from Limerick and I was completely shocked when I was announced as one of the winners"

"I really enjoyed the day, it was a brilliant way to sell my products and get my business known"

"It was the best day of my life"

2nd Place in Junior & Senior Category in the Limerick Student Enterprise Awards 2017

Castletroy College Enterprise Students won 2 trophies in the Limerick Student Enterprise Awards in the South Court Hotel on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

1st Year students Finlay Robertson & Adam Flahive were placed 2nd overall in the Junior Category with their company Survival Rescue and Transition Year students Jack Moloney & Serena Keane were placed 2nd in the Senior Category with their company Jack’s Sweet Cakes.

The Student Enterprise Programme helps to create and foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in our students. Many thanks to our teachers Ms. Delaney and Ms. McGrath for all their help in preparing us for this event. Congratulations and well done to all students who took part - the future of enterprise in Limerick appears very bright.

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