Student Achievements honoured at Awards Ceremony 2017
The guest speaker for the Awards ceremony this year in Borrisokane Community College was motivational speaker and former manager of the Tipperary hurling team, Mr Liam Sheedy. He spoke about the love he has for his job with the Bank of Ireland and participating on the Sunday Game, RTE. He advised students to appreciate that life is for living. Everyone has one shot at life and how much we want to achieve is in our own hands. He identified that Irish people can often allow themselves to carry baggage from the past. He advised that one should learn from the past but not live in it. He spoke of the challenges of life and that no-one has an easy journey.
He said everyone craves success and results. If a person expects to achieve results they have not managed to achieve to date they have to work hard to get them. He recommended that one should always give 100% and then due to your reputation for hard work and perseverance will always be in demand. Mr Sheedy has crossed paths with many successful business and sports people. They would often agree that in order to achieve success one must believe in themselves and their strengths.
He told students that spending time enjoying life and playing sport outdoors results in success. He wished all the students facing exams over the next few weeks all the best and wished them well in their future endeavours. His speech was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all and an extremely successful awards ceremony then took place. Students were awarded for their hard work and commitment in a range of sports, extra-curricular activities and academic subjects. Medals were presented to four camogie teams for wins in Munster and All Ireland competitions. The Student of the Year Awards of 2017 went to Darragh Buckley and Rebecca Mulqueen.