On cloud nine . . . and over the moon
The only student to achieve nine A1s in the Leaving Certificate last night said he was "over the moon" as he considered taking up an offer at Cambridge University.
Killian Donovan, a former student of Gonzaga College, Dublin, achieved top marks in English, Irish, maths, applied maths, French, physics, chemistry, biology and Latin and has already been offered the chance to study medicine in the leading British university.
"I thought I'd do well, but didn't expect to get nine A1s. Being the best in the country is a huge shock," said Killian, pictured here by Steve Humphreys with his results.