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Automotive finalists for Worldskills Ireland 2023

Ahead of Worldskills Ireland 2023, 160 students and apprentices from across Ireland have been named as competition finalists who will compete on the national stage during the three-day event in September, 21 of whom will be competing in automotive and heavy vehicle technology-based competitions.

Taking place at the RDS, Dublin from 20th–22nd September, Worldskills Ireland 2023 is designed to promote skills, apprenticeship careers and opportunities for young people, and is set to welcome over 22,000 people including students, parents and teachers.

Automotive and heavy vehicle technology group photo

Showcasing an array of industries including construction, creative arts, hospitality and foodservice, ICT, automotive, and manufacturing and engineering, the finalists will go head-to-head in their respective categories for a chance to win the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) Silver Medal alongside an opportunity to represent Ireland at Worldskills Lyon, France next year.

Automotive and heavy vehicle technology categories will include, construction plant fitting, heavy vehicle maintenance, logistics freight forwarding and automobile technology competitions.

The 21 finalists who will be competing in automotive and heavy vehicle technology-based competitions are:

Automobile Technology:
Brett Adams – Tipperary
Michael Burke – Westmeath
Jamie Connick – Wexford
James Igoe – Mayo
Ciaran Martin – Monaghan
Patrick Martin – Monaghan

Construction Plant Fitting:
Thomas Beatty – Kildare
Cathal Gorey – Kildare
Kevin McHugh – Mayo
Jamie Monaghan – Meath
Jack O’Brien – Cavan

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance:
Martin Doherty – Donegal
Luke Fitzpatrick – Monaghan
Oran Fitzpatrick – Meath
Sam Flynn – Meath
Sean Maloney – Galway
Killian Naughton – Galway

Logistics Freight Forwarding:
Conor Field – Dublin
Jamie Donovan – Kildare
Finn Howard – Dublin
Niamh Salmon – Kildare