And now we bring you more good news as we have learned that six more Laois pupils also received awards from the Dublin college.
Jennifer O’Toole, Conor Devoy, Christopher Carew, Aine Burke, Treasa Hayden and Karina Roze have joined Roisin Larkin, Dervla Scully and Kate Miller in being recognised by the college for their achievements.
UCD Entrance Scholar awards are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or more in their Leaving Cert in recognition of their academic accomplishment to date.
Recipients of these awards are presented with a recognition certificate at a ceremony in November each year and their achievements are recorded on their academic transcript.
Crettyard native Aine Burke attended St Leo’s in Carlow while so too did Treasa Hayden who comes from Mageny.
Treasa is studying Business and Law in UCD while Aine is studying Law with Politics.
Former Mountmellick CS student Jennifer O’Toole also received the coveted scroll as did St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise man Conor Devoy.
Conor is now studying Law and History in a four year course in Dublin. The Portlaoise teen chose this route after History being one of his favourite subjects in the Leaving Cert.
Christopher Carew is now studying medicine in UCD. The young Mountrath CS man also picked up the award along with Scoil Chriost Ri’s Karina Roze.
Karina is the third winner from Scoil Chriost Ri – an incredible feat for the Portlaoise school.
There was one other awardee with a Laois connection – former Knockbeg student Martin Moloney.
The Irish rugby under-20 star, who is from Kildare, was joined by principal Mike Carew on the night.
Fair play to all ten of them and best of luck to them for the duration of their courses!