St. Pat’s Student Paddy Brosnan Awarded University Scholarship – Up Scart !

Flashback to school year 2015/16:  A winner from the start: Student of the Year Award. Principal Denis O’Donovan is flanked by first year winners:  Paddy Brosnan (left) and Padraig Hilliard. Back from left: Fifth Year winner, Jack Daly (left)  with third year winners, Moss O’Callaghan and Danny Hickey.  May 2016. 

Congratulations to Paddy Brosnan, a leaving Certificate student from the class of 2020 at St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland who was this week awarded an entrance scholarship by the University of Limerick.

Paddy, who received the news this week, has been awarded the UL40 Scholarship which is awarded annually to students based on their performance in the Leaving Certificate.

Scartaglin Student’s Maximum Points

Scartaglin student, Paddy scored the maximum of 625 points in this year’s Leaving Certificate and is now studying his first-choice course which is Physiotherapy.

“Given the number of students who enter the University of Limerick each year this is an exceptional achievement for Paddy and for his family,” said St. Patrick’s Secondary School Principal, Denis O’Donovan.

A Well Deserved Award

“This award is well deserved by Paddy as he maintained an outstanding and a consistently high level of academic achievement during his five years with us.

“He received top grades in his junior certificate exams and subsequently was identified by the State Examinations Commission as being a high achiever in the mathematics and science subjects, the subjects which he focused on for his leaving certificate and will be of huge benefit to him as he pursues his career in physiotherapy.

Stephen in ’18 – Paddy in ’20

“Paddy is the second student from our school in the last two years to receive an entrance scholarship.

“In 2018 Stephen Murphy was awarded a scholarship by UCC based on his performance in the Leaving Certificate.

“I wish Paddy and all our students the very best as they follow their chosen careers in what is a very different college experience for this academic year,” said Mr. O’Donovan.

A note of congratulations must also go to Jack Daly, included the photograph above, as he continues to make his way to the top of the Munster and Irish rugby scene.

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