Leaving Cert joy as students receive results



The long, anxious wait for Leaving Certificate students came to an end on Tuesday morning as pupils arrived at schools across the county and surrounding areas to receive their results.

  Results nationwide are believed to be broadly in line with those received in 2018, with a high number of students choosing to sit higher level papers this year.

  Roscommon Community College, Principal Georgina Keena, said there was a significant increase in the number of students who sat higher level Maths and Irish and that results in general were of a very high standard.

  “Results across the board were of a very high standard with most of the students studying this subject at higher level.

  “There was a significant increase in the number of students taking higher level Maths and Irish. The uptake of higher level Irish can be linked to students accessing scholarships through GRETB,” she said.

  In Ballygar, Coláiste Mhuire Principal, Emma O’Malley, said staff and students were extremely pleased with results.

  “The staff and students of Coláiste Mhuire Ballygar were ecstatic with the Leaving Certificate results which they received on Tuesday.

  “There were scenes of jubilation throughout the morning. This was thanks to the hard work put in by the students, their teachers and parents throughout their senior cycle,” she said.

  Overall, 58,787 students nationwide sat the examinations and initial CAO places are set to be offered today (Thursday).