Shane pipped in final of Great Irish Bake Off
A TOP baker from Lusk has narrowly missed out on the top prize in TV3's Great Irish Bake Off which came to a finger-licking, taste-inducing climax last week.
27-year-old Shane Murray (27), who is originally from the Fingal village but now lives in Lusk, was among the final three but lost out to Kerry mum-of-three Tracy Coyne for the top prize.
Reflecting on his time in The Great Irish Bake Off, Shane said: 'It's been an amazing experience, a once in a life time thing that not everyone gets to do and I will change as a person because of it.
'I learnt so much from both the judges and my fellow bakers.'
He said in the future he plans to build his online blog 'Shaneybakes' and maybe one day open a bakery coffee shop in the city.
'In the meantime, I am happy with baking for pleasure for my family and friends and of course I am thrilled overall for Tracy."
Shane began to get such a good reputation in his social circle for baking, that it his friends suggested he enter The Great Irish Bake Off and pushed him to apply.
Creativity runs in the Lusk man's family as his mum, Liz, is an interior designer and his dad, Andrew, designs and makes furniture.
Andrew is now retired but mainly worked with pine furniture making one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces.
Shane has been baking since he was five and loves the satisfaction of presenting something to his family and friends and them enjoying what he baked.