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Daithí MacGiolla Bhríde received the ultimate accolade at the Coláiste Oiriall Awards’ Ceremony which was held in the Hillgrove Hotel recently. He received the much coveted Student of the Year award. Daithí is son of Ian and Sandra McBride, Ballinode. He received his primary school education in Gaelscoil Ultain.

The following glowing citation accompanied Daithí’s selection: Is dalta an-aibí é a comhoibríonn an t-am ar fad, pearsantacht deas séimh aige and bhi bliain den scoth aige, duine uasal, i gcónaí cuidíonn sé leis na daoine eile sa rang; an-bhéasach, an-Ghaeilge aige, i gcónaí gealgáireach agus sásta labhairt le múinteoirí, an-mheas aige ar an scoil, cabhríonn sé le daoine eile sa rang nuair a bhíonn siad ag streachailt., Glacann sé páirt i ngach uile gné den saol scoile. Bíonn an obair i gcónaí déanta aige, caighdeán an-ard aige.”

The other two students who were nominated were Áine Ní Fhlanagáin agus Ailis Ní Bheirn, both from south Monaghan. Comhghairdeas leis an triúr dalta.