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Liebherr extends Engineering Scholarship Programme 2021 to include mechanical engineering

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Applications are being now invited from Leaving Certificate, 1st and 2nd year mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics and automation students

In an extension to its Engineering Scholarship Programme 2021, - Liebherr Container Cranes are delighted to be able to offer scholarships to mechanical engineering students. This is in addition to students pursuing courses that will lead to an electrical engineering, mechatronics or automation degree.

Scholarship recipients will have their college fees paid for the duration of their course and will have the additional benefits of being able to complete work experience during summer vacations and college placements throughout the course terms. The Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme for 2021 provides a unique opportunity for Leaving Certificate, 1st and 2nd year college students to gain a 3rd level qualification, and a wealth of experience in mechanical engineering, electronic engineering or automation, with the opportunity to continue employment with Liebherr on graduation.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply by email to gradrecruit.lcc@liebherr.com. Applicants should include a CV detailing Leaving Certificate/Junior Certificate/college projects and/or results and a cover letter explaining why they have chosen engineering as a career path. In the case of leaving certificate applicants, a copy of their completed CAO form showing their choice of engineering course should be included.

Recent graduates

Ciara Dennehy and Darragh O’Connell are recent graduates of the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme and both are now in full time employment with Liebherr Container Cranes as graduate automation engineers. Ciara, a mechatronics graduate from Munster Technological University, explained her experience of the programme.

“The Liebherr Scholarship Programme has offered me a great amount of support and resources. With the promise of summer work each year, and placement it allowed me to better dedicate myself to my studies. It is great benefit, when you can see in practice, how the theory that you study in class is applied in industry. It has also allowed me to explore career possibilities, by providing opportunities to work in different areas.

Now that I am working as an Automation Engineer, it is clear to see how well this programme has prepared me for this role and just how innovative Liebherr is. We are continuously developing new ground-breaking systems and software. This makes the prospect of each project more challenging and exciting. This really is what makes the work so enjoyable, there is always something new to learn, and problems to solve.”

Darragh armed with his degree in electronic computer engineering from National University of Ireland, Galway echoed these sentiments
“I would definitely encourage all interested students to apply for the programme. It was a real benefit during my studies. My fees were paid, I had guaranteed meaningful summer work, and now that I have graduated, I am able to continue working with Liebherr as an Automation Engineer. My work in Liebherr is exciting, Liebherr are leaders in the field of container handling. This exciting field is undergoing rapid development and at Liebherr we are at the forefront of technological advancement and design. It is never boring and the pace of development has really accelerated in recent years.
Innovative technology

Mr Charlie McCarthy, MD-Engineering at Liebherr Container Cranes explains about the exciting opportunities at Liebherr.
“Development of our products and systems is taking place at a rapid pace and with this in mind, we are looking for the best and brightest future engineers to join us as part of the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme. We offer fully paid tuition, industrial placement, guaranteed summer work, and the chance to work with our engineers on the further development of automation, remote control, self-diagnostics, 5G communication protocols and condition monitoring systems. In addition, sustainability is key consideration for our customers, so our engineers also get to work on the development of hybrid, battery and alternative power systems. We develop all of these technologies in house and the next few years will bring many exciting developments.

At Liebherr, we give prospective engineers the opportunity to put their college learnings into practice and this is fundamental to their development and education.”

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Killarney stage to feature in new look Rás Mumhan

Cycling By Sean Moriarty Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race. The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race.

The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.
The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in County Tipperary but they never got the event off the ground as a result of the pandemic.

A new joint effort between four cycling clubs in Kerry has taken over the running of the event under new race director Daithi Creedon and his committee.

It will be the first major Stage Race on the Irish Cycling Calendar and will take place over the four days of Easter weekend from April 15 to April 18.

Killarney Cycling club will run the second leg of the event – a stage from the town to Sneem via Bealach Oisin Pass on Easter Saturday.

The opening leg will be hosted by Tralee Manor West BC and will start and finish in the county town and run via Annascaul and Castlemaine.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club is in charge of day three which takes in Knocknagree, Rathmore and Kishkeam.

The final day is in the hands of Currow Cycling Club and they will run the Knocknagoshel to Headley’s Bridge looped stage.

“This year’s route will allow the riders to race every day, with undulating roads and deliberately staying away from big category 1 climbs, this will open up the race for aggressive racing. Stage four will be a spectator friendly stage and will be a great finale to Rás Mumhan,” said Creedon.

“We wish to acknowledge and thank Killorglin Cycling Club for the fantastic work they have carried out in promoting and running this event in the past.”

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Northern lights delight for Aoife and Sinead

By Con Dennehy The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships. Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern […]

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By Con Dennehy

The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships.

Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern lights with a phenomenal display of handball.

In the Ladies ‘Challenger 1 Wall’ competition Aoife Walsh faced a top-class field.

Following quarter and semi-final wins, she went into the final with the favourites tag.

Walsh again produced a sizzling display of handball to outclass her opponent, Emma O’Neill (Tyrone), to clinch the title on a 15-4 scoreline.

There was further joy for the Spa based club when one of their promising new players, Sinead Moriarty, teamed up with Clare Conway (Tyrone) and Carla Corcoran (Tyrone) in the Mixed Grade team competition.

Twelve teams contested this competition with Moriarty key to their success. In the opening rounds the team scored 25-16 and 25-20 to reach the final where they had an impressive 25-22 victory in a classic game that showcased the finer skills of handball.

The other Killarney competitor, Niamh Faulds added to her growing reputation with some impressive games in the “1 Wall’, ‘4 Wall’ and team competitions, winning one game and narrowly loosing out in the other games despite close 25-18, 21-19, 21-17 score-lines.

“This has been a historic and important weekend for women’s handball in Kerry. Winning titles is a massive boost for the sport and something we can build on in the coming weeks and months,” said Jack O’Shea, P.R.O. of the Kerry Handball Board.

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