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Emma receives scholarship to DCU

Congratulations are extended to Emma McShane, a recent past pupil of Our Lady’s Secondary School Castleblayney who was awarded a scholarship to DCU.

The college award these prestigious Scholarships to students of St Patrick’s Drumcondra who have achieved in excess of 570 points and bring with it a bursary of €1000.

Emma who is a daughter of Sean and Christina M Shane, Tullynamalroe, Loughmourne, Castleblayney, is studying Primary Teaching in St Patrick’s Drumcondra DCU campus.

Emma’s achievement brings the number of scholarships awarded to Our Lady’s students for 2016 to seven.

Four students, Zoe Flack, Eoin McKearney, Andrew McMahon & Kavisha Yatagampitiya were awarded scholarships to UCD while Kavisha also received the prestigious JP McManus national scholarship.

Next up was Stephen McMahon who achieved an entrance scholarship to Trinity while Emma’s award to DCU brings the total to 7 so far.

Sports scholarships for the year totalled 2 with Nadine Rice receiving a basketball scholarship to Limerick Institute of Technology while Micheal Bannigan secured an elite sports scholarship to DCU.

Speaking at the school during the week, Principal Mr Eddie Kelly ‘as a school we are very proud of Emma’s achievement, she was an excellent student and a fantastic role model for her peers and the younger students in the school and we wish her every success and happiness in her studies at third level.

We are justifiably proud of the Leaving Cert class of 2016 who notched up a total of 9 scholarships all of which were presented on the basis of excellence and high achievement in the academics and sport.

As a school we have consistently shown that we can achieve the necessary balance between the academics and extra- curricular with our students performing at a high standard in State Examinations while simultaneously performing at a very high level in their chosen areas of extra-curricular interest.

In recent years our high results in the State Examinations and university scholarships have been accompanied by national titles in the areas of music and science, regional and provincial titles in sport as well as various drama productions all of which enhances the educational experience offered at Our Lady’s.

I would like to pay tribute to the outstanding work of our teachers who as well as providing our students with a top class education also go above and beyond the call of duty to give our students as many experiences and opportunities as possible outside the classroom.’

Pictured above at the presentation of Entrance Scholarships in DCU is Emma McShane who was the recipient of this prestigious scholarship, having achieved excellence in her Leaving Cert. She is pictured here with Principal of Our Lady’s, Mr Eddie Kelly.’