MARY Immaculate College is toasting 10 students for achievements in sport, music, voluntary work and study.
Five each received €500 in winning the college foundation’s awards for excellence. These include Cork sisters Muireann and Caitriona Ni Luasa for music and singing. Lisa Ward, Leitrim, and Cillian McHugh, Spanish Point, were also honoured for respectively playing and promoting music while young Galway woman Ailbhe Costelloe won her award for academic achievements which include acceptance for a Harvard internship.
And champion rower Orla McEvoy, from the North Circular Road, was one of five students who won highly commended awards at a ceremony at the college’s Tara building.
College president Prof Michael Hayes commented: “it is always so impressive to see students who contribute to student life here in the college, both academically and in extra-curricular activities, and then also manage to engage with the wider community through voluntary work, music, singing, performance, sport and athletics. It is important to support and nurture this creativity, energy and community spirit so as to allow these qualities to flourish”.