Tipperary Town Leaving Cert students arrived at their respective schools with nerves, hopes and anticipation to collect their results last Wednesday.
High achievers with 595 points each from St. Anne’s secondary school were Deirbhile Brennan from Ballydavid and Amy Ryan from Kilross.
“I was completely surprised with my results and was worried that I wouldn’t achieve the points to study English in Trinity but I’m so delighted,” said Deirbhile.
Amy Ryan from Kilross was hoping for enough points to study Veterinary Medicine in UCD. “I’m so thrilled and completely surprised,” said Amy, who comes from a farming background.
It was an emotional time also for Claire Kinsella from Cappawhite who was very happy with her results and will study Veterinary Nursing in Cork.
“The Leaving Certificate results day is the most emotional day of the school year with so much hinging on the final CAO points tally.Overall we are absolutely thrilled with the results again this year and equally proud of the students who achieved in the various CAO points ranges. ” said principal Colette Treacy.
James Nash, St.Ailbe’s, from Shronellbeg wishes to pursue Horticulture in Waterford WIT. James Ryan from Tipperary Town intends to do carpentry while Scott Toomey from Tipperary will study Sound Production at Limerick Senior College. Megan Cleary from Aherlow has her heart set on Acting and will do a VTec in Limerick with hopes to go on to the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Maebh O’Gorman from Lisvernane was thrilled with her results of 585 points and will now study International Development and Food Policy in UCC.
Principal Peter Creedon was very pleased with this year’s results. “St. Ailbe’s School are thrilled with the results. The last two years have seen a dramatic increase in our academic results and that is now being reflected in our rising enrolments in first year. A high standard has now been set for our class of 2015.”
The Abbey CBS students were all lined up at 9am to receive their results.
Top marks went to Conor Maher from Oola with 625 points: six A1’s and an A2 all at higher level leaving the door open to study Veterinary Medicine in UCD.
High achievers Kevin Bailey from Grenane will study Arts International at UCC. Patrick Cussen from Donohill looks forward to studying Commerce in UCC and Cian Hehir from Holycross hopes to do Sports Science at UCD. Eoghan Lonergan heads off to UCC to study Speech & Language Therapy, David O’Heney, Agricultural Science at UCD, Danny Franklin from Pallasgreen will study Ecosystems and Earth Sciences and Niall Enright, Brensha, wants to go to UCC to study Finance.
“Overall the results were of a very high standard with 15% scoring over 500 points, 55% in excess of 400 points and a whopping 86% in excess of 300 points,” said Abbey Principal John Kiely.
“Great credit is due to the boys for their trojan work and the excellent tuition and dedication of their many teachers,” he said.