Portlaoise student, Frank Flanagan, has been honoured in the University of Limerick for his academic success in his first year of college.
Frank, who studies Mathematical Science, finished top of his class and the UL’s mathematics and statistics department by achieving A1 grades in each of his ten subjects.
The Bob Critchley Award is in honour of late UL applied mathematics lecturer Bob Critchley, and is one of the most prestigious academic awards in UL.
Frank who is 20 years old, is currently in his second year in Limerick, but before attending college, he received one of the best leaving cert results in the country, achieving 625 points.
It caps a great six months for Flanagan who was also part of the Portlaoise team that reclaimed their county title in October, which was his first for the Town as he lined out at full-back.
Frank has also represented Laois at under-age level in both hurling and football, as well as playing underage rugby for Portlaoise RFC.
He is currently part of the Laois U-21 hurling team having just missed out on the U-20 football grade by two weeks.
Fair play Frank!