Mr Nicky Brennan, Leas Uachtarán, CLG, was guest speaker at this year’s Student Awards Ceremony at Grennan College, Thomastown, when students, parents and staff met to acknowledge the achievements and successes of students throughout the past year. Mr Brennan presented awards and medals to students for their academic and sporting success. In his address he congratulated the recipients on their achievements and urged them to remain focussed on their goals, and to learn to say “no” to the temptations and distractions with which they will inevitably be faced in the years ahead.
Ms Ann Downey, camogie legend and current trainer with Kikenny Senior Camogie team, presented Leinster Championship and All Ireland Runner Up medals to the Senior Camogie team.
Medals were also presented to the following teams: U18 Senior Ladies Soccer Leinster Champions and All Ireland Finalists, Senior Hurling Leinster Champions and All Ireland Finalists.
Other award winners were:
Sportstars of the year: Niamh Donnelly and Adrian Burke (1st yr.); Meighan Farrell and Eoin Manning (Junior) and J.J. Lennon
and Sinead Stapleton (Senior).
Attendance Awards: Cian O Mara, Niamh O Shea, Liam O Shea, Gerard O Neill, Barry Whelan, Shona Doyle, Claire Forristal, Grace Clarke, Owen Begley.
Class Awards: Shane Butler, Katie O Neill, Bency Babu, Kayleigh Malone, Shona Doyle, Teresa Cassin, Caragh Stapleton and Rioch Walsh.
Best Leaving Certificate 2008 (Berkeley Cup): Katie O Hara
Arts & Culture Award: Sorcha Reilly
Berkeley Shield, sponsored by the Parents’ Association: Owen Begley.
Overall Student of the Year: J.J. Lennon.