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Winner of the Teagasc / FBD Student of the Year Award Announced

Winner of the Teagasc / FBD Student of the Year Award Announced

The 2020 national winner of the Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year award is Deirdre McMahon, Leagh North, Kinvara, County Galway. Deirdre was also the dairy category winner. Congratulations Deirdre! Find out about all the winners and finalists here and watch back on the Awards ceremony

Overall & Dairy Category Winner - 2020 Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year 


Winner - Drystock Category 2020

Winner - Other Land Based Enterprises Category 2020

The Finalists

There were 19 finalists in the competition representing the full range of education courses offered by Teagasc. In addition to the 3 winners, the following 16 students were recognised for being finalists:

  • Colin Cahalan, Co. Galway
  • Shane Clifford, Co. Kerry
  • Daire Comerford, Co. Laois
  • Patrick Conlon, Co. Mayo
  • Padraic Cullen, Co. Kildare
  • Gearoid Doyle, Co. Wexford
  • Laura Hannon, Co. Meath
  • Niall Healy, Co. Tipperary
  • Ewan Kane, Co. Kildare
  • Kenneth Keegan, Co. Galway
  • Conor Lehane, Co. Cork
  • Aoife Nic Fhionnlaoich, Co. Dublin
  • Mark Miley, Co. Roscommon
  • Denis O’ Donoghue, Co. Cork
  • Robert O'Mara, Co. Westmeath
  • Susan Stephenson, Co. Leitrim

Read about our finalists here or view their videos here

Tony Pettit, Head of Education in Teagasc said: “I would like to congratulate the winners and all the finalists. The Teagasc / FBD Student of the Year award showcases the best students on Teagasc courses. I would like to thank FBD for their continued sponsorship for the awards. I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD.

Watch the 2020 Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year Awards back here