Local students honoured at All-Ireland Scholarships awards

Pictured receiving his All-Ireland Scholarship is Athlone Community College student Leo O’Connell.

Two Roscommon students have been awarded an All-Ireland Scholarship which will cover the full duration of their undergraduate studies.

Josh Oyiki and Leo O’Connell were honoured at the All-Ireland Scholarships Awards Ceremony on the 30th of March in University Concert Hall, University of Limerick.

In attendance at the ceremony was scholarship sponsor JP McManus, Guest of Honour and CEO of Northwell Health, Michael J Dowling, Minister for Further and Higher Education Niall Collins and Director of Skills, Strategy and Policy, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland, Graeme Wilkinson – as well as the family, friends and school representatives of the scholarship recipients.

Pictured receiving his All-Ireland Scholarship is Athlone Community College student Josh Oyiki.

Commenting at the awards ceremony, Scholarship Sponsor JP McManus said: “I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of these 125 students. To date, 1,799 students have received an All-Ireland Scholarship, and 1,348 of those students have since graduated from university.

“Today is a very special occasion for the students, their families and principals. They should all be very proud of themselves, and we are looking forward to seeing what they do in years to come”.

The All-Ireland Scholarships were established in 2008 by JP McManus and this year marks its 16th anniversary.