McGeough’s pride as Freda secures an A1

THERE was a proud moment for legendary St Mary’s College teacher Patsy McGeough on Wednesday as he returned to the school with his daughter Freda as she picked up her Leaving Cert results.

THERE was a proud moment for legendary St Mary’s College teacher Patsy McGeough on Wednesday as he returned to the school with his daughter Freda as she picked up her Leaving Cert results.

The Mountpleasant man retired at the start of summer after 37 years teaching in the Marist.

Long regarded as one of the school’s most popular teachers, Mr McGeough was best known for his history classes and his love for the subject.

That clearly rubbed off on Freda though, as among the many excellent grades she got, there was also an A1 in history.

No pressure there then!

Freda insisted she was “delighted” with her grades and now hopes to go on to study law.

With her was Knockbridge girl Claire Brennan, who also insisted that she was “very happy” with her results and hoped to go on now to study arts. Also discussing results with Freda and Claire was Jessica Carragher from Ashbrook, who said she was “happy enough” with her results and now planned to study business in O’Fiaich.

Nearby were Farid Mohammed and Caoilan Ross, with the latter “delighted” with his grades and confident he had secured the results he needed to go on to study forensic science in Manchester.

Another “pretty happy” with their results was Shaun Callan, who got 390 points. He said he hoped to do a PLC course before going on to DCU.

Two other students with smiles on their faces were Ryan Bracken and Melissa McCrea, who can expect to see a fair bit of each other in the years to come as well as they both plan to study pharmaceutical science.

Another girl planning to study pharmaceutical science is Niamh Halpenny from Darver, who said she was “ecstatic” with her grades. She was with Jennifer Clarke from Bay Estate, who described her results as “brilliant.” Jennifer hopes to go on now to study business studies.