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Tia Kiely, Rosie Daly and Adam O'Connor, all of whom received 6 H1's, with Boherbue Comprehensive deputy principall DJ McSweeney.

Tia Kiely, Rosie Daly and Adam O'Connor, all of whom received 6 H1's, with Boherbue Comprehensive deputy principall DJ McSweeney.

High flying Boherbue Comprehensive students Anthony O'Connor, Liam Moynihan, Leah O'Sullivan and Michelle Bradley.

High flying Boherbue Comprehensive students Anthony O'Connor, Liam Moynihan, Leah O'Sullivan and Michelle Bradley.

Boherbue Comprehensive student Amy O’Sullivan with SNA Mary Buckley school principal Vera Leader.

Boherbue Comprehensive student Amy O’Sullivan with SNA Mary Buckley school principal Vera Leader.

Millstreet Community School Leaving Cert students brothers Daniel & James Buckley, Diarmuid Cronin and Darragh Kelleher all achieved the maximum 625 points, while Donagh Murphy also achieved over 600 points. Also pictured are deputy principal Frances Moynihan, Eileen Lyons, Claire English, Janice Norton, Chris Horan, Kevin O’ Neill and school principal Pól O’ Síodháin. Photo: Seán Radley.

Millstreet Community School Leaving Cert students brothers Daniel & James Buckley, Diarmuid Cronin and Darragh Kelleher all achieved the maximum 625 points, while Donagh Murphy also achieved over 600 points. Also pictured are deputy principal Frances Moynihan, Eileen Lyons, Claire English, Janice Norton, Chris Horan, Kevin O’ Neill and school principal Pól O’ Síodháin. Photo: Seán Radley.

Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk, Leaving Cert student Donal Jones, who achieved 625 points, pictured with school principal Denis Keating.

Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk, Leaving Cert student Donal Jones, who achieved 625 points, pictured with school principal Denis Keating.

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Tia Kiely, Rosie Daly and Adam O'Connor, all of whom received 6 H1's, with Boherbue Comprehensive deputy principall DJ McSweeney.

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THE long wait for the Leaving Cert class of 2021 to finally get their hands on their results came to a welcome end last Friday – much to the relief of students across the North Cork region.

On a day that was always going to be one of mixed emotions, students at Millstreet Community School had much to celebrate, with three quarters of them receiving more than 400 points.

Four students – brothers Daniel and James Buckley; Diarmuid Cronin and Darragh Kelleher – achieved the maximum possible 625 points, with Donagh Murphy also topping the 600-point mark. School principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin revealed that 41 per cent of the students emerged with more than 500 points and 75 per cent with more than 400 points.

“The results achieved by all our students this year are noteworthy given the context of the last two academic years. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, our students, their families and their teachers displayed remarkable resilience and have consistently worked to the best of their ability,” said Mr Ó Síodhcháin.

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He said the school was very lucky to have such supportive parents and a community that cares so much about its school.

“Everyone has played a part in creating an environment in which our students can flourish. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish all of our students the best in their future careers or in third-level education,” said Mr Ó Síodhcháin.

“The school motto, Clara Dies Expectat, which translates as Bright Days Ahead, has never seemed more apt,” he added.

The principal of Scoil Mhuire in Kanturk, Denis Keating, described the results achieved by his students as “outstanding”, especially given the difficulties they have faced over the past two years.

“They reflect the dedicated, talents and hard work of the students and our staff,” he said.

Highlights included two students achieving maximum points and two more 613 points, with nine per cent of all students exceeding the magical 600-point mark, and 30 per cent achieving more than 500 points.

Mr Keating said 40 per cent of students sat maths at higher level, all achieving the 25 bonus points, and results in the STEM subjects were also impressive, with the majority of the technology class receiving H1 or H2 grades.

“The Scoil Mhuire community is very proud of the achievements of the class of 2021, who have shown tremendous resilience in continuing the long tradition of reaching academic excellence in preparation for success in their future life,” said Mr Keating.

“We wish them all the best and thank our staff for preparing and guiding our students to this success,” he added.

There was also cause for much celebration at Boherbue Comprehensive, where six students emerged with more than 600 points, one of them achieving an impressive 7 H1s. Principal Vera Leader said the school community was “so proud” of all the Leaving Cert students.

“The results were outstanding and testament to the work and support of their parents and teachers,” said Ms Leader. “The students’ ability to overcome the challenges posed by COVID was admirable. We congratulate them on their excellent results and wish them all the very best in their future careers.”


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