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High achievers Emmanuela Moses, Ennis Community College, and Danny Saunders, Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, with their Leaving Cert Results alongside Principal Brian O'Donoghue.

Students have their fingers crossed with CAO offers imminent

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STUDENTS across the county will have their fingers crossed this Thursday as the first round of CAO offers for college places are released.

Among those are Ennis students Daniel Saunders and Emmanuela Moses who last week were delighted with their Leaving Certificate results.

Daniel who was a student of Gaelcholáiste an Chláir is hoping to do an arts degree and study law at University of Galway.

While Emmanuela of Ennis Community College has her heart set on Biotechnology at Maynooth University.

Principal of both schools Brian O’Donoghue congratulated all of his students on the results of their exams, while reminding anybody disappointed that their school is there to offer support.

“We are very proud of all of our students. Leaving Certificate results day is always a proud day for us all and we are delighted for all of our students.”

He paid tribute to the hard work and dedication that the students have shown during a difficult two years due to Covid disruptions.

“I think all credit is due to the students who have come through a tough two years. To sit the Leaving Cert exams and achieve so highly, they deserve huge credit.”

As well as the students he praised their parents, guardians and teachers for the support they have shown.

He wished all of his students “the very, very best” with the CAO offers on Thursday, while stressing that for those who may not get their first choice, there is more than one way to achieve
what they want for the future.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing how our students progress, whether that’s through third level, further education, apprenticeships, there’s a huge variety out there. In some cases students may be disappointed because they may not get their top choice, but there they have avenues available to them.

“Our school, the same as others, is still available to support these students. Our guidance counsellor can support them with whatever they need and they are welcome to contact us.”

Meanwhile there was great excitement in Gort Community School last Friday with the Class of 2022 receiving their Leaving Certificate results.

Overall the results were outstanding with nine Leaving Certificate students receiving 600 points or more while Sarah Flanagan received an amazing 7 H1’s scoring a maximum of 625 points!

Gort Community school principal Brian Crossan with some of the students who received over 600 points in the Leaving Circuit. Pictured are back row L-R; Mr. Crossan, Ellie Cafferky, Ailbhe Flannery, Abbie Callanan, Eanna Marren, Sophia Waseem Khan. Front row L-R; Helena Fahy, Sarah Flanagan, Grace Walsh. Missing from photo: Lizzie Anglim.

Seven Leaving Certificate Applied students received Distinctions which was also fantastic.

Principal Mr. Crossan was delighted with the results saying; “ We are all very proud of all our students and their achievements. Their hard work and dedication really paid off and we wish them all the best in the future.

Well done also to all our teachers for all their work and dedication in preparing our students for their exams.”

The vast majority of the Class of 2022 will go on to third level to study a variety of courses including Medicine, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Primary Teaching, Biomedical Science, Genetics, Music, PE Teaching and many more. The school’s open day is on Saturday, October 1.

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