Three Cork men to represent Ireland at International Competition

ŠKODA Challenge 2017 Irish National Finals, held at the Volkswagen National Learning Centre, Dublin, Ireland. March 2017 ŠKODA Challenge 2017 - Team ŠKODA Ireland Martin Healy, Service Advisor Category, Noel Deasy Cars Ltd, Paul Bruton, Diagnostic Technician Category, Noel Deasy Cars Ltd, Brian O'Mahony, Service Technician Category, Finbarr Galvin Ltd, Darragh Smith, Parts & Accessory Sales Person, Bradys Cavan, Paul Egan, Sales Consultant Category, Sheehy Motors Naas. Pic: Paul Sherwood

Three ŠKODA employees from Cork have been selected to represent Ireland at the international finals of the ŠKODA Challenge in Budapest this May, having battled it out at the Irish National final earlier this month.

Paul Bruton from Castlelyons, Brian O’Mahony from Roscarbery and Martin Healy from Burnfort, Cork, will join Team ŠKODA Ireland and will compete against 35 countries at the international finals, which are in their seventh year.

The ŠKODA Challenge has become a prestigious benchmark for measuring the qualities of the best employees in the global ŠKODA network and Ireland will be represented in five different categories: Parts & Accessory Sales Person; Service Advisor; Service Technician; Sales Consultant and Diagnostic Technician.

Paul Bruton is a Diagnostic Technician with over 22 years’ experience, all of which have been spent with Noel Deasy ŠKODA on the New Mallow Road in Blackpool, Cork. This is the second year that Paul has competed, having placed second in his category last year.

Martin Healy works as Service Manager also in Noel Deasy ŠKODA, where he has worked since March 2003, having studied automobile engineering in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

Brian O’Mahony of Finbarr Galvins ŠKODA in Bandon has been successful in his first time participating in the competition, winning the Service Technician category. Brian started work as a technician in 2001 before joining Finbarr Galvins in 2010. 

Commenting on the results of the ŠKODA Challenge, David Rave, Head of Aftersales at ŠKODA Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce that Paul, Brian and Martin will be joining the ŠKODA Ireland Team that will be going forward to represent the country at the international ŠKODA Challenge finals in Budapest in May. All three are extremely accomplished professionals in their fields and we wish them the very best of luck in the finals.”