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MOS4N Spotlight on ... Ireland

MOS4N Spotlight on ... Ireland
Our second day of "Spotlight Profiles" is on the Irish Finalists for the MOS Four Nations Championship.

The first "Spotlight" is on Oisín Chelmiah from St Mary’s Knockbeg College, Carlow. Oisín is the PowerPoint Finalist representing Ireland.
  • Describe yourself in 3 words? Talented, Smart, Funny
  • What do you like to do in your spare time? “I train in karate and Taekwon-do. I also like to use computers or work on my uncle’s farm.”
  • What’s your favourite bit of technology, and why? “My phone because it helps me to stay connected to my friends.”
  • Who’s your role model, and why? “Anthony Pettis – He’s a UFC fighter who trained in Taekwon-do from a very young age - like me. He used to live in small rundown house but by training in Taekwon-do he made it all the way to the UFC and looked after his family with the money he made.” 
  • Who’s your favourite musician? “Eminem, because the songs he writes are very inspirational and his music is easy to train to.” 
  • What’s the best bit of advice you’ve been given, and by who? “Your dreams are very important when deciding a career.” – My Career Guidance teacher
  • What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life so far? “That nothing good comes without work!”
  • Which personal achievements are you most proud of? “Making it into this competition, winning gold in the WKC Karate world championships in 2012 and becoming All-Ireland champion in two martial arts.”
  • What are your career aspirations? “I would like to go into a job in IT in the future but, I would also like to become a successful athlete.”  
  • What’s your personal motto? “Keep calm and win gold”

Next is Luke Hamilton from Summerhill College, Sligo. Luke is the Word Finalist representing Ireland.
  • Describe yourself in 3 words? "Methodical, industrious, impatient."
  • What do you like to do in your spare time? “I enjoy hiking, playing basketball, playing music and reading”
  • What’s your favourite bit of technology, and why? “The original Kindle. The most valuable feature, in my opinion, is the ability to download public domain books for free. A great piece of technology is one that, once bought, allows for endless use, without additional payments.”
  • Who’s your favourite musician? “The famous flute player, Denis Bouriakov.”
  • What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life so far? “It's always difficult to be both perfect and consistent, so aim for consistency every time and eventually the perfection will come.”
  • Which personal achievements are you most proud of? “I am proud of a range of personal achievements: My first music exam high achiever award. Travelling to Frankfurt and winning the Generation Euro Economics Competition. Making my Transition Year worthwhile.”
  • What are your career aspirations? “I would like to work in a challenging field, so as to spend my career working on difficult problems that impact lots of people; I find satisfaction in hard work.”
  • What’s your personal motto? “Slow yet steady wins the race.”

Last, but not least is Muireann Nolan, from Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna. Muireann is the Excel Finalist representing Ireland.
  • Describe yourself in 3 words? "Outgoing, Kind and ambitious."
  • What do you like to do in your spare time? “Swimming or go to the gym”
  • What’s your favourite bit of technology, and why? “My phone, because it allows me to keep in touch with my friends”.
  • Who’s your role model, and why? “Malala Yousafza, because she’s a powerful woman who’s not afraid of standing up for what she believes in.”
  • Who’s your favourite musician? “Ed Sheeran”.
  • What’s the best bit of advice you’ve been given, and by who? “‘Youth is wasted on the young’, from my third class-teacher.”
  • What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life so far? “To live every day to its fullest”.
  • Which personal achievements are you most proud of? “Winning an all-Ireland Medal in Camogie and of course representing Ireland in Microsoft Excel at the four Nations championships!” 
  • What are your career aspirations? “To have an input (big or small) in making the world a better place.”
  • What’s your personal motto? “A quote taken form a short poem by Erin Hanson: ‘What if I fall? But my darling, what if you fly?’”