A Dublin schoolboy has been crowned BBC Junior Mastermind Champion for 2006.

Domhnall Ryan, who is eleven years old and from Knocklyon in Dublin, is the first young Irish person to win the competition. His specialist subjects were the history of the spitfire aeroplane and large mammals of the African plains.

Commenting on his performance Domhnall says,

Looks can be deceptive. I was fantastically nervous. I was really nervous.

Domhnall is a 5th class student at Saint Colmcille's Senior National School in Knocklyon. Principal at the school Padraig O'Neill describes Domhnall's win as a success for the entire school. Margaret O'Donnell, Domhnalls mother speaks to RTÉ News about the success of her mastermind son.  

The sky is the limit for Domhnall who wants to be a pilot when he's older.

An RTÉ News report by Paddy MacKenna broadcast on 27 February 2006.