As part of our Transition Year Enterprise module, Shane Gettings’ business ‘Gettin Eggs’ was selected to represent Ardscoil Phádraig in the Regional Final of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) competition. Shane’s success story began from there. He was successful in the Regional Final and made it through the semi-final stages to reach the NFTE National Final. Judges from all over Ireland were so impressed by Shane’s entrepreneurial skills and his enthusiasm that Shane was selected from over 4,000 young people as Ireland’s first ever representative at the 2020 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York.

This event took place virtually over a three-day period at the end of October and saw Shane represent his school, local community and Ireland with distinction throughout. Shane received professional coaching and advice in preparation for his presentation on the international stage and this whole experience will no doubt be of immense benefit to him in all of his future entrepreneurial endeavours.