REBECCA Monaghan and Maria Reid from Collon are two girls who have just finished their Leaving Certificate.
They are both past pupils of Ardee Community School and former pupils of Collon National School.
“I’m just delighted that it is all over I thought it wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be ,” said Rebecca.
“I think it would be a lot easier if they could change the structure of the exams a little.
“English, Irish and Maths are the three main subjects of the exams.
“The first day of the exams began with English paper one and Home Economies.
“It was very tiring and the day was very long. It would have been easier if the whole day was dedicated to English,” she said.
Both Rebecca and Maria found Maths paper one very hard in the Leaving Certificate.
They thought that the Maths paper they sat in their mock exams earlier in the year was easier.
“This was a big surprise as it is often said that the mocks are thought to be harder than the actual leaving cert papers,” said Maria.
“A lot of our fellow classmates had the same feeling regarding Maths paper one.
“Overall I was very happy with my exams and I am looking forward to my summer holidays,” said Rebecca.
Both of the girls has no real set plans for the summer just to relax and enjoy it.
They are both very well known on the sports circuit all over County Louth and beyond.
They play camogie for Mattock Rangers and play Gaelic with Saint Mary’s ladies GFC.
“We are looking forward to heading off to college and facing a new challenge, said Maria.
“We will miss the daily routine and all the friends we have made over the past five years at Ardee Community.
“But we will look back on our time at the school with many fond and happy memories,” they said.