Scholarships to UCD for top three

Knockbeg students and visitors at the recent Open Night.
Three Knockbeg College students were rewarded with entrance scholarships to UCD this week, Declan Saruwatari, Mark Rennick and Odhran Ryan received the scholarships based on the results achieved in their leaving Certificate exams last summer.

Three Knockbeg College students were rewarded with entrance scholarships to UCD this week, Declan Saruwatari, Mark Rennick and Odhran Ryan received the scholarships based on the results achieved in their leaving Certificate exams last summer.

Knockbeg had their open evening last week, with 300 people coming to view what was on offer at the all boys secondary school on the Laois Kilkenny border.

“Parents and students found the experience very informative and were very impressed with what they saw and heard,” said new principal Mike Carew.

“Many parents said their highlight was listening to students talking about their experience,” he added.

Athletes and horseriders have had a successful start to the year.

In the 3 Counties Cross Country league the college took 3 of the 4 titles, in juniors, Intermediates and seniors while the Minor team finished 3rd overall with high hopes for their development.

The juniors finished second on the day in the relay and the Intermediates won their relay, securing overall victory. The seniors also had to win their relay to secure overall victory. Many athletes had been involved in Leinster club cross country two days before, so their commitment and drive was particularly commended. Knockbeg had over 70 participants on the day, with great support and encouragement shown by all.

The St Mary’s Knockbeg equestrian team finished third in the interschool’s open event against 24 school teams in Wexford. Shane Ryan, Seamus Dermody and Shea Byrne turned in 3 clear rounds in the qualifier, eventually securing third behind hosts Good council New Ross and a combined team from CBS/ Loretto Kilkenny.