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Max Wachman wins silver at European Championships

Fourteen year old Max Wachman, son of David and Katie Wachman, riding Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH), claimed the individual silver medal at the European pony showjumping championships in Bishop Burton, Britain recently. With 50 competitors starting out in the competition Max made it through to the last 11 in the jump off . Here he jumped spectacularly, and went clear. He was slightly unfortunate to have had one fence down in the third round. However, with the last competitor to go Max was still in a leading position but was pipped at the post by Ingemar Hammarstrom of Switzerland who jumped clear in a time of 63.32. This augurs well for the future of showjumping in Ireland.


A record number of pupils at Rockwell College achieved over 500 points when the Leaving Certificate results were issued last Wednesday. Over 32% of the candidates reached this level in comparison to around 13% nationally, with 15% achieving over 550 points. All the candidates were delighted with their results, in particular the pupils who repeated their Leaving Certificate at the College. More than half of this group achieved over 500 points. The Principal of Rockwell College, Audrey O’Byrne congratulated all the pupils: "I am delighted to see that the hard work and dedication of our pupils has been rewarded. Those pupils who took the difficult decision to repeat their Leaving Certificate can now see that decision vindicated. On average, these pupils earned 90 extra points each, which opens up a significant range of Third Level options for them that they did not have previously". The Principal further noted that some of the repeat candidates had raised their tally by up to 156 points.

There were strong grades achieved across all subjects, with grades in Maths, Applied Maths, Biology, Accounting and Chemistry well in excess of the national averages. Of particular note this year was the success of Jake Flannery, Bansha, who earned the maximum of 625 points. Jake intends to pursue his studies in Finance in UCD. Student of the Year, Robert Burke, also scored in excess of 600 points.

Claire Bennett and Jake Flannery. Claire and Jake were also exceptional on the sports' field.

Rowan Wagner, Conor McKenna, Hamza Aziz and Tom Russell

Lottie Byron, Lauren Dooley, Norma Kennedy, Orla Cashman and Siobhan Hynes