Awards Day at Fethard Secondary School

Sue Anne O'Donnell presenting the first Adam O'Donnell T.Y. Award to Louise Fitzgerald, Clerihan, in memory of her late son and past pupil, Adam.
On Friday, October 24, Patrician Presentation School Community, its Board of Management, Parents’ Association, and invited parents gathered for the school’s Annual Awards’ Ceremony.

On Friday, October 24, Patrician Presentation School Community, its Board of Management, Parents’ Association, and invited parents gathered for the school’s Annual Awards’ Ceremony.

The event lauds and honours the many achievements of our students in the school year 2013-2014. Mr Michael O’Sullivan welcomed all to the Awards Day and congratulated all the Prize Winners and their parents and said that he is extremely proud of the school, the teachers and the pupils.

The guest speaker on the day was star Tipperary senior hurler, Eoin Kelly, who was very warmly welcomed by all present. Eoin reminded the pupils that actions speak louder than words and urged them to go to Mass and to keep the faith. He went on to speak of the similarities which he sees between sport, school, and work where honesty, positivity, leadership and discipline are concerned. Finally Eoin said, that hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard and that if the pupils put in the work they will reap the rewards of their labours.

The prizewinners were as follows: Student of the Year awards: Amy Byrne, Lisronagh (1st-2nd Year); Mark Hayde, Saucestown (2nd-3rd Year); Eoghan Hurley, Fethard (5th-6th Year). Bishop Delany Award for Best Leaving Cert Results 2014 – Michelle Walsh, Killusty (550 Points); Timmy O’Connor ‘Spirit of the School Award’ – Lucy Whyte, Coleman; Adam O’Donnell T.Y. Award – Louise Fitzgerald, Clerihan; Padraig Pearse Award (Best Junior Cert Irish, History and English) – Sadhbh Horan, Tullamaine; Paddy Broderick Award (Junior Cert Geography) – Sarah O’Donnell, Grangebeg; Ms Marian Gilpin (Literature, Arts and Music) Award – Orla Walsh, Katie Whyte and Louise Fitzgerald (Junk Kouture 2014 Finalists); Fethard Quill Awards – Junior Section, Alan Larkin, Kiltinan, and Senior Section, Timmy Hurley, Fethard; Sports Awards (presented by Mr John Palmer, AIB and sponsored by AIB) – Megan Coen, Fethard and Keith Cronin, Coleman.

Student Council Certificates were presented to 2nd Year students Lucy Whyte, Coleman and Malachy Brett, Tullamaine; 3rd Year students Amye O’Donovan, Fethard, and Mark Hayde, Saucestown; 4th Year students Emily Whyte, Clerihan and Dylan Fenlon, Lisronagh; 5th Year students Orla Walsh, Killusty and Keith Cronin, Coleman; 6th Year students Niamh Morrissey, Cloneen and Thomas Channon, Lisronagh. Senior Mentors certificates were presented to Orla Walsh, Killusty; Katie Whyte, Coleman; Annie Prout, Derryluskin; and Louise Fitzgerald, Clerihan. Attendance and Punctuality Certificates to Lucy Whyte, Coleman (1st–2nd Year); Shauna O’Neill, Lisronagh (2nd–3rd Year); Emma Cronin, Coleman (3rd–4th Year); Katie Whyte, Coleman (TY–5th Year); Adam Fitzgerald, Fethard (5th–6th Year).

Special Achievements Awards were presented to: Sadhbh Horan, Tullamaine (Art) and Cassie Needham, Fethard (Art); and Dylan Fenlon, Lisronagh (Woodwork). Great Fethard ‘Bake Off’ awards to Carly Tobin (Junior Section) and Orla Walsh (Senior Section). Well done to all our Award Winners.