A Laois school has paid tribute to one of their longest serving teachers following his retirement recently.
Michael Scully, a construction studies teacher, retired from Portlaoise CBS after 36 years of service.
Originally from Roscrea, Scully captained Tipperary to All-Ireland U-21 glory in 1985 – the year he started in the CBS.
He has been involved in coaching at various levels with clubs in the area as well as guiding Portlaoise CBS to All Ireland ‘B’ glory in Croke Park in 1998.
Michael’s son PJ hurls for Borris-Kilcotton and has led the line for Laois for the last number of years.
Following his retirement, Portlaoise CBS paid tribute to Mr Scully who they described as a ‘great friend, colleague and a messer’.
A spokesperson said: “Before the Christmas break, the CBS saw the retirement of Construction Studies teacher Michael Scully.
“A great friend, colleague, a messer among the staff but a constant support to all teachers and students who he encountered.
“Mick’s CBS experience began back in September 1985 in Tower Hill and 36 years later he retires from the Borris Road.
“We wish Mick and his family all the best in retirement, thank you for all the laughs and great memories you have left us with as a staff.”