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High achiever Love Island star Greg O'Shea to receive award from University of Limerick

The rugby sevens star is to be the first recipient of the Fellowship from the University of Limerick Law Society.

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Greg O'Shea

Greg O'Shea

Love Island’s Greg O’Shea is to receive an award from his alma mater, University of Limerick, for “outstanding achievement.”

The Limerick native (25) won the fifth series of Love Island in 2019 alongside Amber Gill.

He graduated from University of Limerick’s School of Law in 2017 with a law degree and recently passed his FE-1 exams.

The rugby sevens star is to be the first recipient of the Fellowship from the University of Limerick Law Society.

He shared the news on his Instagram story, stating that he is “very honoured” to receive the award.

The Society announced the news in a post that read: “UL’s own Greg O’Shea, law graduate and Society alum, will be the first recipient of the Fellowship of the University of Limerick Law Society.

“This award is being granted for outstanding achievement both inside and outside of Greg’s chosen field.”

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Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea (Yui Mok/PA)

Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea (Yui Mok/PA)

Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea (Yui Mok/PA)

Greg will accept his award during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 24th February and will also be interviewed by students.

The news of his award comes after Greg’s success in his FE-1 law exams. He received his results in January and passed with flying colours.

The Love Island star said: “They were the hardest exams I have ever done. Honestly, I have never been challenged more in all my life genuinely.

“Anyone who has done these exams know how hard they are, and I kept training and kept working my way through it.

“I'm not trying to be dramatic, but these are the hardest exams ever.

The 25-year-old was delighted for himself: “I honestly didn't think I would pass them. I just gave them a crack because I said I would try them and now I have passed them - I am so happy.

“I don't even want to be a solicitor right now in my life; I just did these exams as a back-up and because I said I would do them and I passed them all.”

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