Academic Achievements

Awards 2015

Well done to all those who recieved awards this year. 

Ciarán Campbell and Saoirse Larkin received The Keating Cup Award for each achieving 100% in the First Year Maths Exam.

TY Students of the Year- Deirdre Carroll and Leah Flannery

Banagher Pre-cast Scholarship- Aaron Daly & Ronan Hughes

Extra Curricular Student Award- Mark Boylan & Ann Daly

Construction Studies Award- Eoghan Flynn

Engineering Student Award- Stephen Dolan

Valerie Hayes Award- Ronan Butler

Overall Leaving Student of the Year Award with 615 points- Mary Ellen McMahon

Junior Cert Student Award- Sean Hanamy & Andrea Tesarova

The Repeat Class Student Award- Yvonne Ryan & Laura Healy

LCA Student Award- Evan Gannon

Leaving Cert Class Student Awards- Sarah Horan, Patrick Reddin, Grainne Dolan, Stephen Treacy, Daneille Gaughan, Sarah Williams, Ben Conneely, Dominika Szalasna, Emma Reilly, Siobhan Doorley, Ashton O'Rourke, Emma Treacy, Aine Kinsella, John Madden, Mark Birmingham


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High Achievements in the past few years

Banagher College, Colaiste Na Sionna enjoyed numerous high achievements during the past year. The following are some of the highlights:

Ag Science- Farming and Biodiversity

Congratulations to  Alanna Cahill, Aideen Kelly and Megan Mahony on winning two out of five of the national prizes in the Farming and Biodiversity poster competition.

Well done.

Thanks also to Ms. Hassett for her input.


Four Offaly students have been selected to be the county’s STEM Ambassadors and have received scholarships from the county board. The scholarship programme was established by the Offaly County Development Board to encourage more secondary school students to get involved in science and to pursue courses and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The four ambassadors are:

  • Jordan Nash, Coláiste na Sionna
  • Sharon Boland, Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington
  • Eoin Delaney, Tullamore College
  • and Donnacha Carroll, St Brendan’s Community College, Birr.

They have since moved on to science courses at universities and ITs around the country.

Jordan Nash is now studying mechanical engineering in GMIT. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are very strongly promoted in Banagher College & we look forward to seeing more of our students choosing this career pathway.