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Former Coláiste Oiriall Student receives McManus Scholarship

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, presented a J.P. McManus All Ireland Scholarship to former Coláiste Oiriall student, Rebecca Nic Cionna.

At a ceremony attended by Joe Schmidt, Ireland Rugby Head Coach, in the University of Limerick Concert Hall recently in recognition of her academic performance in the Leaving Certificate examination. The scholarship is worth almost €34,000 over five years of undergraduate study. Rebecca is studying Biological and Biomedical Sciences in Trinity College. She was accompanied to the ceremony by her mother, Maria. She received her primary education in St. Louis Primary School and received 589 CAO points in her Leaving Certificate in Coláiste Oiriall.

Bhronn Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Aire Stáit don Ardoideachas, Scoláireacht Uile Éireann J.P. Mc Manus ar iardhalta de chuid Choláiste Oiriall, Rebecca Nic Cionna, ag searmanas i Halla Ceolchoirme Ollscoil Luimnigh mar aitheantas dá bhfeidhmíocht acadúil i scrúdú na hArdteiste.

As part of the programme, the Department of Education identifies the two best Leaving Cert results in each of the 26 countries, along with the next 48 most successful results countrywide. Eligible students in the Republic must be in receipt of medical cards.

Déanann Coláiste Oiriall comhghairdeas le Rebecca agus tá muid iontach bródúil aisti mar atá muid bródúil as ár gcuid iarscoláirí uilig. We congratulate Rebecca on her achievement and we wish her and all our past pupils well in their third level studies.