Daniel McSweeney, Dean Garvey, Shaun O’Connor, and Jamie Fitzgerald, all in Transition Year, competed in the Certified Irish Angus Competition recently and were victorious in their entry. The students were from one of four schools out of 147 entries to scoop the top prize by winning their own Irish Angus cattle.
One component of the competition involved submitting an essay on the understanding of Irish Angus cattle as to their production, quality and sales prospects. This was followed by a presentation to judges from various food organisations such as the ABP Food Group, Kepak Food Group and Bórd Bia.
The boys will be presented with their five Irish Angus cattle, worth in excess of €2,000, at a civic reception by the Minister for Agriculture when he attends the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois in September. There will be a stand at the event for the Pallaskenry Salesian Secondary College boys and their cattle throughout the entire event.
This was an amazing achievement as we were the only school from Limerick to come out victorious in this prestigious event. Well done, lads!