AWARDS NIGHT

Friday, 20th May saw the celebration of the Annual Awards at St. Brendan’s.  While pride of place – as always – fell

Aiden O'Shea guest speaker (third from left) presenting the St Brendan's Gold Medal for Academic excellence to Fionán O'Donoghue with (from left) Sean Coffey Principal, Sr Mary McMahon Chairperson Board of Management, Mish and Michael O'Donoghue at St Brendan's College Student Awards 2016 on Friday. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Aiden O’Shea guest speaker (third from left) presenting the St Brendan’s Gold Medal for Academic excellence to Fionán O’Donoghue with (from left) Sean Coffey Principal, Sr Mary McMahon Chairperson Board of Management, Mish and Michael O’Donoghue at St Brendan’s College Student Awards 2016 on Friday.
Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

to Gold medal winner – Fionán O’Donoghue for his outstanding achievements while a student of St. Brendan’s.  The evening was also an opportunity to celebrate some of the many attributes and talents evident in our students.  Along with the recognition of Academic ability in each year group students were also recognised for their Community Spirit, Diligence and Leadership throughout the year.  Keynote speaker this year was Mr. Aidan O’Shea , Vice-President of Stryker Ireland and 1988 graduate of St. Brendan’s College.

Aidan emphasised the importance of managing and choosing one’s

Sean Coffey Principal (right) with Basketball Coach Andrew Fitzgerald and St Brendan's Basketball team Captains Brian Okwute, Ewan Weldon, and James O'Leary at St Brendan's College Student Awards 2016 on Friday. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Sean Coffey Principal (right) with Basketball Coach Andrew Fitzgerald and St Brendan’s Basketball team Captains Brian Okwute, Ewan Weldon, and James O’Leary at St Brendan’s College Student Awards 2016 on Friday.
Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

mood, doing what you do with “class” and have fun doing what you do.  His practical, inspirational words were delivered in a free flowing and heart felt manner, interspersed with memories from his life in the Sem.  With Mr. Gary McGrath, master of ceremonies, in full flow, the evening was a wonderful showcase of the exceptional 15/16 school year group.

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