Students within the school are active and successfully compete in many national and international competitions. Below you can see our students' recent successes by programme.



Intel Scholarship

Sally Al Mashadani, Mark Marca


Stage Two Entrepeneurship Competition, Finalist

Opus Tec - Mati Remi, Dan O'Brien, Fiachra Durkan, Alexander Fives

Remedy PSAID -Simon Akos, Cian O'Curnain, Jack Ledesma and Niall Kelly

IDI Graduate Design Award, Shortlisted

Catherine Hayes - Rumbl

Rebecca McCrory - Outrun

Neil Murray - luma

Kids Design Award 2021, Jury Selection

Eoghan Roe - Make Racers

The James Dyson Award, National Runner Up

Eoghan Roe - Make Racers

IVENTURE 2021, Winner

Virago - Arianna Carroll, Aisling Dillon, Ellen Dack, Hannah Dempsey

IVENTURE 2021, First Runner Up

Sentry Fencing - Finn O'Driscoll, James Twomey, Kevin Gildea, Eoghan Roe

Design Innovation in Plastics 2021, 2nd Place

Chris Farrell - ClearWater

EWB Where There is No Engineer, Innovation Prize

H2GO - Sophie O'Rourke, Rebecca McGrory, Fiachra Behan Halpin, Aisling Dillon, Kevin Gildea



Best Applied Engineering Project, Engineers Ireland

Conor Murray Safety mechanisms for quick couplers and Excavator attachments

This research examined the safety mechanisms on the Dromone quick coupler and through the use of passive technology (RFID) and mechanical redesign, developed a quick coupler with improved overall operational safety. Dromone Engineering is a manufacturer of quick couplers and excavator attachments. The traditional locking system was operated mechanically and there was no interaction with the driver to confirm the excavator was in a safe position to release attachments. A safety control system together with a driver display/interface was implemented to ensure that all safety criteria were met before release or operation of any attachments.