Junior Cert? Oh Yes, I remember that…

Remnants of Irma were threatening on the horizon but the sun shone down in eye-blinking brilliance as our current Transition Years came through those familiar doors, clutching the first significant document of their young adult lives.  And yes, of course, the boys and girls were nervous and excited, but even just two weeks of TY under Co-ordinator Mr. Trenier had already adjusted their world view to the point that the biggest exam of their lives, so far, assumed its proper proportions.  When the seals were broken, and the As and Bs and ‘High Merits’ were brought to light, smiles wiped away whatever worry there was, and for some, a few hard-fought Cs and passes brought an equally justified sense of satisfaction.  Lunches with parents and friends awaited and perhaps a bracing cup of tea later in the evening, but after the results and celebrations were digested, all were eager to get back to TY business.  We were especially proud of our first ever Junior Certificate girls: Well done to Emily, Lola and Katya.  You paved and braved the way for that gang of girls now bursting from the locker-room!