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Mayo student gets NINE A1s in Leaving Cert

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Maria Westwood, Leixlip Dairine O'Rourke, Celbridge and Nicole Flynn from Leixlip pictured picking up their Leaving Cert results from Coláiste Chiaráin this morning
Maria Westwood, Leixlip Dairine O'Rourke, Celbridge and Nicole Flynn from Leixlip pictured picking up their Leaving Cert results from Coláiste Chiaráin this morning

A Mayo student has secured nine A1's in his Leaving Cert, netting him a staggering 925 points in total.

David Glynn from Castlebar secured the highest points in the country. The students at St Gerald College in Castlebar collected his results this morning and was said to be "astounded" by the outcome.

David had earned the highest possible points in all subjects, focusing on science and maths subjects but also finding time for Japanese. He received the bonus points for the top grade in higher maths bringing is overall points to 925.

Principal at the school Daniel Hyland said he was delighted for the young student.

"David is a very kind and extraordinary humble student. He was absolutely astounded when he saw his results and I was thrilled for him. All of the students who saw his results were equally thrilled for him and he's obviously held in high regard among his class mates," he added.

Mr Hyland said he understood David wished to study maths in Trinity, adding "that won't be a problem for him now."

The St Gerald's principal said he was delighted for all the students at the school who had all worked hard for their results.

David studied Higher Maths, Applied Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Irish, English, French, Japanese and Music.

Mr Hyland also praised teachers at the school for their "tremendous work with all the students".

Via Herald.ie