Schools record excellent results

St Mel's College Principal Mr Declan Rowley congratules Niall Finneran, Gerard Flynn, and Ryan Moffett on their Junior Certificate results.
After a particularly successful batch of results were revealed across the county last Wednesday, the Principals of Longford’s secondary schools were thrilled with their students’ achievements.

After a particularly successful batch of results were revealed across the county last Wednesday, the Principals of Longford’s secondary schools were thrilled with their students’ achievements.

Leading the congratulations was Principal of Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon, Josephine Donohue.

“We’re happy with all our results overall,” she grinned, congratulating students, parents and teachers. “Everything was very good across the board to be honest.”

“We’re very happy again this year,” said St Mel’s College Principal, Declan Rowley. “There was a good run of As all over the school, in relation to boys and also subjects.

“We’re very happy and the students all seemed happy and that’s the key to it all.”

Over in Meán Scoil Mhuire, Principal Paul Costello was similarly impressed by his students.

“They were very good overall, I’m quite pleased with them,” he smiled.

Acting Principal at Ardscoil Phádraig, Granard, Bríd Nevin said, “It went great, we’re very happy with them.

“There were a number of students getting As in Higher Level subjects and the students are delighted.”

There was huge excitement in Cnoc Mhuire, Granard on results day, according to Principal Moira Mahon.

“They were such a lovely bunch of students - they went around and thanked their teachers for the work they had done with them,” she proudly beamed.

Extremely happy with all the results, with the top student achieving 10As and other students reaching and exceeding their potential, Ms Mahon added, “As I say to the students, hard work is always rewarded, and it certainly was in this case.”

A delighted Jimmy Flanagan revealed that Lanesboro Community College had seen their highest number of As yet.

“The results were quite simply outstanding,” he said, paying tribute to the students as well as their parents and teachers. “They’re easily the best results we’ve ever had, which shows the quality of the students and teachers.”

Ballymahon Vocational School had ‘magnificent results’ according to Principal Rosemary Johnston. “We’re absolutely delighted,” she said, pointing out that “the students who do the work get the results”.

In Templemichael College, Principal Sorcha Nic Dhonnacha happily reported that “they were very, very good results”.

“I have to say I was really, really delighted,” she said, adding that the students were happy with their achievements.