Limerick students Doodle 4 Google

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Four Limerick students are seeking public support after they were named as finalists in the fifth annual Doodle 4 Google competition.

Four Limerick students are seeking public support after they were named as finalists in the fifth annual Doodle 4 Google competition.

The four are amongst 75 students from across the country who are in with a chance of having their doodle displayed on the Google Ireland homepage for millions of people to see.

Last year, Patrick Horan of St Munchin’s College, Corbally was the overall winner of the competition.

This years finalists are Siobhan Danaher of Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale; Emma O’Connor of Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton; Jordan Kelly of Colaiste Mhichil, Sexton Street and Patrick Moynihan of St Clement’s College, South Circular Road.

The public vote will close on March 4 following which the most popular doodle in each category will go forward to the final where one of Google’s professional doodlers will select the overall winner, which will be displayed on www.google.ie for a full day during April.

The winner’s school will also receive a €10,000 technology grant from Google and for the first time the winning student will receive a €5,000 college scholarship.

“This year we had the most entries that we’ve ever had, over 2,500, so our judging panel had an extremely tough time selecting the 75 finalists. Every one of our entrants should be tremendously proud of their success,” said John Herlihy, head of Google Ireland.

For more information on this year’s competition and to vote for your favourite doodle visit www.google.ie/doodle4google.