Innovative Moyne students make it ‘Reel Easy’

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Transition Year mini company from Moyne CS 'Reel Easy'. The group consists of Shane Dobson, Daniel Doherty, Shane Grimes, and Shane Hagan and Luke Hurson (missing from picture). Photo by Shelley Corco

Moyne Community School Transition Year students Shane Dobson, Daniel Doherty, Shane Grimes, Luke Hurson and Shane Hagan have designed a wire tensioner called ‘Reel Easy’, with the help of Mr Declan Donnelly, the school’s Metalwork teacher.

‘Reel Easy’ is used to keep tension on electric fence wire or tape when transferring it from a spool to a reel.


It turns a two-man job into a one-man job. Reel Easy can also be used for builders line and string etc.


The students are manufacturing the product themselves using the school’s metalwork facilities and equipment.
It is made to the highest possible standards and a patent has been applied for.


The students will shortly be taking part in the Student Enterprise Awards.
‘Reel Easy’ will be available for purchase in Dobsons (Arva) LTD, Co–ops in the North Longford/Cavan area, through the school (Tel: 049-4335114) or at www.reeleasy.weebly.com


For more on 'Reel Easy' check out the video on their Facebook page.

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