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Two Laois students awarded Portlaoise CBS scholarship for 2023/2024 academic year

Ethan O'Connor and Eoin Fitzpatrick Portlaoise CBS Scholarship

Two Laois students have been awarded entrance scholarships for Portlaoise CBS ahead of the 2023/2024 academic year.

Eoin Fitzpatrick, of Educate Together National School Portlaoise, and Ethan O’Connor, of The Heath National School, won the “From Each Their Best” scholarship awards.

The duo are well known for their exploits on the sporting fields as well as the classroom.

They both play soccer for St Kevin’s Boys in Dublin and earlier this year, they travelled to England where they played against Manchester United. 

The CBS has offered two scholarships due to the high number of applications in recent years.

As part of this new initiative, they are are seeking to combine academic excellence, sporting ambition and all-round character development with a close working relationship between teachers and parents.

These scholarships aim to facilitate the holistic development of St. Mary’s CBS students by rewarding those who strive to achieve academic excellence in conjunction with their sporting careers.

The scholarship covers the cost of an iPad, books, and school uniform.

These scholarships will continue for the duration of the student’s first academic year.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.