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Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Darren Byrne


Competition Closed: Ryobi and the Apprentice

*** Competition Closed ***

*** Congratulations to Eoin Moynihan who has won the Ryobi competition ***

Week Four of this year’s Irish Apprentice began very slowly. There was little excitement as both teams spent an age discussing ‘strategy’ and not doing very much. They were tasked with selling Ryobi power tools in two Woody’s DIY stores. But before that, they had to record a product demo with TV3’s Alan Hughes. Jamie Moran was efficient if a little dull, while Barry Caesar Hunt was annoying, messy, confused……and surprisingly entertaining.

The PM this week for Team Fusion, who were sent to Woodys in Bray, was Kieran Walsh. Team Elev8, based in Woodys Tallaght, had Dave Cashman in the lead role. It became clear that neither PM could cope with their teams in a task that was purely based around selling. The seemingly simple task of selling Ryobi power tools in a DIY store was turned into a debacle. Panos muddled his was through the mystery shopper, Tara cheated in the competition to win a jersey, Michelle forgot to pay the store manager for the balloons he organised and she started crying. There was no clear leadership to be seen anywhere.

Elev8 had a decisive win, selling €2,607 worth of Ryobi products, while Fusion chalked up less than half that at only €1,114. PM Kieran called cheating Tara back into the boardroom, which was no surprise, but he also brought in Ciara. This shocked everyone on last night’s liveblog. She had the best sales, the best attitude and was well able to defend herself.

Live Blog Screen Grab

Bill Cullen agreed with us and sent her back to the safe house. This left it down to cheating Tara and inept Kieran. In the end, Bill wasn’t impressed by either of them, but sent Kieran packing.

Kieran Walsh Fired


Ryobi One PlusWeek Four’s challenge was set by Ryobi and their One Plus System. This week’s Culch.ie Apprentice Competition gives you the chance to win a Ryobi One Plus Starter Kit. Putting up shelves, assembling flatpacks, building a deck, constructing storage units – make life easier with an cordless drill.

Ryobi has its One Plus range, the world’s most flexible cordless tool system, allowing DIY enthusiasts at every level to choose a power option that best suits their needs. The One Plus system enables 23 cordless power tools and 6 different garden power tools to be used with just one battery, cutting out the added expense of buying a battery and charger for every tool; saving you money.

Ryobi Prize

The One Plus range offers greater flexibility, more run time and less weight.

Following the success of their highly entertaining episode of The Apprentice, Ryobi are offering two lucky followers the chance to win the Ryobi Combi Starter Kit – as seen on the show! The pack contains your cordless drill, battery & charger and is valued at €89.99.

Ryobi power tools are available nationwide at all good DIY & Hardware stores, including Topline, Homevalue, Arro Hardware Stores, and Woodies and Atlantic homecare. For a list of your local stockist visit www.tucks.ie.

Ryobi DrillTo be in with a chance of winning, please answer the following question and email your answer to competition@culch.ie with the subject line “Apprentice Week 4”:

Question: How many different cordless tools can be used with one Ryobi One Plus system?

a) 10 tools

b) 12 tools

c) 29 tools

Winners of the Week Two Competition

Week Two’s competition was kindly sponsored by Unislim and Eurospar. The winners of the healthy eating shopping baskets to the value of €200 are:

Aideen O’Flaherty


Jenny O’Connor

Congratulations to you both and I will be in touch to get your full details.

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5 Responses to Competition Closed: Ryobi and the Apprentice

  1. B says:

    Congrats to Aideen O’Flaherty and Jenny O’Connor.
    And thanks Darren for offering these great competitions.

  2. Ray says:

    Kieran, SOOOO glad to see the back of that devious prat… no wonder the other contestants called him the poison dwarf!

  3. Julia says:

    The guy went around thinking he was hot when he actually wearing t-shirts that are way too small for him and he is chubby. Drove me mad, can enjoy the show much more without his annoying face

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