Presentation lads looking forward to bright futures

Mary Fogarty

Published 23/08/2014 | 00:00

Principal Gerry Duffy with a happy Wayne Cronin from Presentation College Bray receiving his Leaving Cert. results

THE young men leaving Presentation College in Bray were looking forward to a night out at Dandelion – but not before they opened those all-important envelopes.

Conor Pearse is hoping to have been offered medicine by the time this paper comes out. With an excellent 575 points he was very hopeful of that last Wednesday morning.

'I hope to go to UCD,' said Conor, admitting he was quite nervous before getting the results. He didn't expect to do so well. 'I was happy after the exams though,' he said, adding that he had studied most nights throughout sixth year, putting the work in to get such a good outcome.

Billy Kavanagh hopes to do Media Studies in Dun Laoghaire with his 475 points and is looking forward to no more school as well as college life.

'I definitely worked hard over the last few months,' said Billy, who is from Ardmore Park in Bray. 'I wasn't really nervous because I knew there was nothing I could do about it at this stage.

Greystones student David Gallagher, who hopes to Marketing in DIT, had a rocky start to the year after he had to have his tonsils out and missed some time in school. He admitted to procrastinating a bit with his studies but still managed to get a very good 305 points.

Jodie Whelan didn't get the chance to think too much about his results during the summer as he was busy working in a seafront pub throughout the holidays.

Jodie has a big interest in fitness and hopes to do Sports Strength and Conditioning in Carlow. 'I would like to be a personal trainer,' he said, adding that he will commute to Carlow.

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