Durrow native Fionn Whelan was awarded the Ad Astra Scholarship at UCD last week.
Fionn attended St. Kieran’s College Kilkenny where he achieved the maximum points available in his leaving cert back in September.
Having achieved 625 in his leaving cert, Fionn was one of 30 academically strong students who were successful in their application for the prestigious scholarship.
The scholarship allows access for talented students from academic, sports and arts strands to the Ad Astra academy.
Students are supported in their studies and disciplines by academic professors, specialist library access, networking events with industry, fellow scholars and academics.
Meanwhile Fionn is busy training with the UCD freshers hurling team and is also on the Laois under 20 panel.
Fair play to Fionn, what an achievement!