Jacob Armstrong secures prestigious all Ireland bursary

Jacob Armstrong

Congratulations to Jacob Armstrong who has secured the very prestigious educational bursary ‘All Ireland Scholarship Award’ and this is on the back of securing a place at Oxford University.

One hundred and twenty –five highly talented students across the island of Ireland were awarded the bursary. The scholarships, which were established in 2008, have been set at £5,500 per annum and continue for the duration of the undergraduate programme. To date this illustrious award has been received by 619 students.

The annual All Ireland Scholarship awards ceremony will take place at the University of Limerick on Saturday 17th November where President Bill Clinton will be guest of honour.  Sponsored by JP McManus, the educational bursary provides financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificates and A Level examinations in 2012.

Jacob, who is now reading Mathematics at Oxford University,  is a well deserving recipient of the award. Jacob has always been an enthusiastic Mathematician and a student who put all of his efforts into everything that he does!!

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“Could you have done any better?”

Prize Giving 20 September 2012 address By Guest Speaker Mr Paddy Clerkin

Reverent Fathers, Principal Brady, distinguished guests, teachers, proud parents and gifted students,

The last time I stood on this stage I was dressed up as a Japanese maid in the Mikado opera, so if I start dancing you will know why!

“Could you have done any better?” That was the question that changed my life.

Tonight I will give you a few tales about my experiences since I first walked through the gates of this great school 31 years ago. I’ve had some success and many failures. Thankfully the most valuable lessons I have learnt are not from my success, but from my failures.

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