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St Patricks College Thurles Academic Awards Evening

St. Patrick’s Scholarship and Academic Awards Evening

On Tuesday evening October 8th last, St. Patrick’s College staff and students were delighted to host their fourth annual Scholarship and Student Awards ceremony. Thirteen students in total were honoured. Five incoming first years received scholarships (four recognising academic achievement and one recognising achievement in the G.A.A. arena). Additionally, six 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students were honoured for outstanding academic achievement and two more 1st years received G.A.A. awards.

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Speaking on the night, college president Fr. Tom Fogarty spoke of the common qualities that can be attributed to high achievers both in the field of academia and sport; “qualities such as dedication, sacrifice, character, commitment and perseverance quickly spring to mind,” he said.

Guest speaker, Dr. Ann MacPhail, Head of Education and Physical Science in the University of Limerick acknowledged the extraordinary achievements of the students being honoured on the night . “I totally and fully understand the passion and commitment that is clearly part of your ethos here,” she stated when speaking regarding Teacher Education in the college.

Scholarships And Awards Presented On The Evening

Academic Scholarship Winners: Chloe Keane, Brittas, Co. Limerick; Rachel Steele, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork; Mary Ann Ní Chróinín, Macroom, Co. Cork; Laura Comerford, Naas, Co. Kildare.

GAA Scholarship Awards: Barbara Ward, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan; Niall Bolton, Tulla, Co. Clare; Shauna Sinnott, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards: Nora Ward, Middleton, Co. Cork; Alison Kerrane, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon; Maria O’Leary, Rossmore, Co. Tipperary; Patricia McElgunn, Cabra, Thurles; Marie McKenna, Killarney, Co. Kerry; Sarah Hennessy, Ballycallan, Co. Kilkenny.

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