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Top apprentices awarded

25th Apr 2013
Ireland Munster

Michael receives his award from Anne McCarthy. Also present are Alan Lyons, President SIMI, David Fouhy SOE, Michael Hurley, Chairman SOE, Mrs Anne O’Leary, Don O’Mahony, Eddie Nolan, Head of Motor Dept. Limerick Institute of Technology.

The Ireland Munster Centre recently held the region’s annual Apprentice Awards, recognising the best apprentices in road transport. The awards are presented on a rotational basis and in conjunction with the Cork, Limerick and Waterford Institutes of Technology.

Anne McCarthy presented the Dave McCarthy Memorial Silver Medal for Excellence in Motor Apprentice Engineering Studies to Michael Sheehan from Mallow, Co. Cork. Michael was nominated by Limerick Institute of Technology and is employed by Blackwater Motors in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

PJ Geaney, Centre Treasurer, presented the Derry O’Flynn Memorial Apprentice Award for Excellence in Automobile Diagnostics to Cors. Kelly, Newmarket, Co.Cork, who accepted it on behalf of his son, David, who was nominated by Cork Institute of Technology and is employed by Kelly’s Garage in Newmarket.

Included in the photo are Michael Hurley, Chairman SOE, Donnacha O’Brien SOE, Gary O’Neill, Motor Department Cork Institute of Technology and Alan Lyons, President SIMI.

Ian Ricken, Honorary Secretary of the Centre, presented the Frank McNamara Memorial Apprentice Award for Excellence in Diesel/Auto Electrical Studies to Jason Farrelly from Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Jason was nominated by Waterford Institute of Technology and is employed by Shay Walshe in Dun Laoghaire.

Jason collects his award from Ian. Also included in the photo are Michael Hurley, Chairman SOE, Stephen Ballard SOE, Adrian Cunningham, Waterford Institute of Technology and Alan Lyons, President SIMI.

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