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Coláiste Chú Chulainn in Dundalk celebrates top grades across 30 Leaving Cert subjects

Aug 29, 2023

Cheta Obiefuna, Year Head Ms Maria Nic Eochaidh, Victoria Adejobi and Charlie Irwin

30 subjects and beating national averages in Coláiste Chú Chulainn

Local school Coláiste Chú Chulainn is celebrating top grades across 30 different Leaving Certificate subjects this year.

Principal Thomas Sharkey said: “Our students have been hitting the top grade across all 30 subjects taken in school this year. They have achieved an outstanding set of results.

“90% of Coláiste Chú Chulainn students achieved Higher Level English where the national average is 72%. 73% of our students achieved Higher Level in Gaeilge against the national norm of 48%.

“Our students hit the national average in Higher Level Maths. Our Leaving cert Applied class came out with 63% Distinctions and 37% Merits.

Principal Thomas Sharkey with Alan Jumbo and Tadhg Dowdall

“Again, this beats the national average and proves that our students have been working hard under their teachers and parents’ guidance to realise their full potential.

“This was our first set of Leaving Cert Physical Education as an exam subject and, like all subjects in our school, we achieved many H1 and H2 grades.

Erin Ni Chonchúir, Cheta Obiefuna and Neto Sylvester\

“We are particularly proud that many students took the Leaving Certificate exam in their heritage languages. Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Russian, Lithuanian, Mandarin and Polish all figured in our results.

 Principal Thomas Sharkey with Brendan English Martin

Ms Maria Nic Eochaidh was Year Head to the class of 2023 and said: “Because students received their results online, I was worried I wouldn’t get to enjoy the excitement of students coming to school to receive their results.

“But the graduates flooded in last Friday. They wanted to celebrate their success with their teachers. The whole of government approach to training and further education is having an impact.

“Some students already have started in apprenticeships and training course. Others are confident of being offered the courses of their choice in the coming days.

Ms Nic Eochaidh added, “We wish every single graduate every happiness and success in their careers and studies.”