Congratulations to Eoin Fitzpatrick    ( Educate Together National School Portlaoise) and  Ethan O’Connor (The Heath National School) on winning the St. Mary’s CBS  From Each Their  Best scholarship awards for 2023/2024. 

The CBS has offered two scholarships due to the high number of applications in recent years. As part of this new initiative we are are seeking to combine academic excellence, sporting ambition and all-round character development with a close working relationship between teachers and parents. These scholarships aim to facilitate the holistic development of St. Mary’s CBS students by rewarding those who strive to achieve academic excellence in conjunction with their sporting careers.

The scholarship covers the cost of an iPad, books, and school uniform at the CBS. These scholarships will continue for the duration of the student’s first academic year. 

See more info on each pupil below. Congratulations to both students and their families.

Eoin Fitzpatrick  is a past  student of Educate Together National School Portlao ise and is a proud winner of the 23-24 1 st  YrScholarship . Eoin is an avid sports man having played Basketball, Soccer, Hockey  and GAA. He is on the FAI emerging talent squad and is currently playing his soccer with St Kevins FC in Dublin.  Eoin has just in the last few days signed a contract with Bohemians Football Club. Eoin is described as a very hard-working player who  is very eager to learn, honest and easy to coach. Eoin’s  brilliant academic ability resulted in him achieving top marks in the academic exams also. We would  like also to wish Eoin and his family all the best for his time here in the C BS Hopefully this is only the start of his success with  us. 

Ethan O ‘ Connor is a past pupil of the Heath National School and is  also a proud winner of the 23 – 24  award. Another man who has excelled at  numerous sports such as Rugby, Basketball, Soccer and GAA. He is al so playing his soccer currently with St Kevins FC in Dublin and is described as  a great playmaker, having great aptitude and attitude, hardworking and likeable. He also showed excellence in his  academics, also receiving top marks for his literacy and numeracy exams.  We would like to wish Ethan and his family all the best for his time here in  CBS, hopefully this is only the start of his success with us also.