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Martin O’Reilly wins Best Young Entrepreneur 07.05.19

BALLYBOFEY businessman Martin O’Reilly, has said he was absolutely delighted to have been named overall winner of the Donegal final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur last week. The former Donegal player was also winner of the best start-up business category at the 5th annual awards held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.
Winner in the Best Start Up category and overall winner, Martin O’Reilly, O’Reilly Sports receives his award from Eve Anne McCarron, business advisor at Local Enterprise Office, Donegal and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely.
Speaking after the awards, Martin O’Reilly who runs O’Reilly Sports with his brother Steven, said he was absolutely thrilled.
“I am absolutely delighted to have won Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition in Donegal. I really want to say a huge thank you to all our customers who have been with us from the beginning. Without you, this would not have been possible.”
Runner Up in the Best Start Up category, Laura Bonner, Muff Liquor Company receives her award from Eve Anne McCarron, business advisor at Local Enterprise Office, Donegal and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely.
Runner up in the start up category was Inishowen’s Laura Bonner who co-founded The Muff Liquor Company in 2017. They produce award winning premium, distilled spirits and launched their flagship product Muff Irish Potato Craft Gin in 2018.
Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney not only congratulated all of the winners and finalists, but also had words of praise for all 56 applicants to the Donegal competition this year.
“The objective of this national competition is to develop the skills and capacity of these young entrepreneurs and progress the potential of these small and micro enterprises. These enterprises and individuals play a vital role in our economy, both locally and nationally,” he said.
Runner Up in the Best Idea category Paul McLaughlin, Better Milk receives his award from Eve Anne McCarron, business advisor at Local Enterprise Office, Donegal and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely.
Carndonagh’s Paul McLaughlin was named runner-up in the best new idea category with his idea to produce hypoallergenic infant milk formula in Donegal for babies and young children suffering from cow’s milk intolerance due to the protein composition.
The 14 finalists come from across the county from a diverse range of businesses. They were: Lorraine Gallagher - Carrigart, Rakesh Kumar - Donegal Town, Hithesh Shaji - Stranorlar, Paul McLaughlin - Carndonagh, Peter Reynolds - Letterkenny, Kealan McLaughlin - Letterkenny, Laura Bonner - Moville, Aidan Friel - Kerrykeel, Philip Graham - Letterkenny, Martin O’Reilly - Ballybofey, Barry Walsh - Ballyliffin, Fiona Murphy - Letterkenny, Siobhan Boyle - Letterkenny and Catriona McGinley - Kilcar.
The Donegal winners will now progress to represent Donegal at the Regional Finals to be held in Leitrim in June.
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