Dundalk students score top points in this 2012 Leaving Cert results

Ami Connolly

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Ami Connolly

The wait for Leaving Certificate results is finally over with students all over Dundalk and the Louth Area receiving their results last Wednesday

The wait for Leaving Certificate results is finally over with students all over Dundalk and the Louth Area receiving their results last Wednesday

First we spoke to three students in the Marist who had achieved the top points in their year.

Conor Brosnan, 17, achieved 610 points, the local student, who is from Blackrock said “It came as a complete shock and I really didnt expect it. All my family and myself are over the moon and I would just like to say a huge thanks to all the school and all the teachers and staff that have supported me.” Conor hopes to go on and study either Medicine or Theoretical Physics in one of the colleges in Dublin.

We then spoke to Jonathan Lynn from Ravensdale who achieved an impressive 605 points. The 18 year old told the Dundalk Democrat that he was “absolutely thrilled with the results. I was really worried about it beforehand and it was a huge relief when I finally got the results and made all the stress of the exams worth it.” Jonathon’s first choice on the CAO is the Engineering course in Trinity which he has done more than enough to earn a place on.

Another class mate that got top marks was Conor McMenamin from Annaghvackey received 595. The 18 year old hopes to go on and do Computational Thinking, a new course offered by Maynooth University. Conor, who was just on his way out to celebrate when the Democrat contacted him, said that he was “shocked” when he received his results and couldn’t get over how well he had done.

The Democrat then headed over to St’ Vincents Secondary school to see how the girls there had got on.

18 year old Aoife Thornton was delighted to tell us she had received 590 points. The local student who is from Blackrock said she was “thrilled with the results and didn’t expect them all but it made all the stress of the past two years and the exams 100 per cent worth it.” Aoife is hoping to go to NUIG and do their Biomedical Science course.

And finally we spoke to Doireann Roche, from Blackrock, who couldn’t believe her eyes when she opened her Leaving Cert results and realised she had gotten 600 points. The 18 year old spoke to the Democrat and told us “I am over the moon. I still can’t believe it, I was convinced I was going to get much less but I’m delighted that all the studying was worth it in the end.” Doireann hopes to go on and study Medicine over in Dundee in Scotland.

The Dundalk Democrat wishes all students who received their results on Wednesday the best of luck in the future and we hope they all got the offers they wanted yesterday when round one of the CAO results were released.