Since 1989, HTAI has awarded a medal each year, to the student whom the Department of Education and Science deems to have achieved the highest mark in Leaving Certificate History.
In 1999, it was renamed the Deirdre Clancy Medal, to mark Deirdre's retirement as Assistant Chief Advising Examiner at Leaving Certificate level.
Deirdre Clancy Medal Winner 2016
Megan McAuley of Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny was the 2016 winner of the Deirdre Clancy Medal having gained the highest mark in the Leaving Cert History exam 2016. The medal was presented to Megan by the H.T.A.I. President, Niamh Crowley at a ceremony in the school in Friday 10th February 2017. Megan is now studying History, Irish, English and Spanish at NUI Maynooth. She has also been awarded an Entrance award in Maynooth and a J.P. McManus Scholarship for her overall excellent leaving Cert. results, but she said she was honoured to receive this special award for History. Her History teacher Sena McCreanor was particularly delighted that Megan had won this award for the Leaving Cert. in the centenary year of 2016.
Sena McCreanor (History teacher), Deirdre Clancy medal winner Megan McAuley.
Nora Friel (Principal), Sena McCreanor (History teacher), Mrs. McAuley (mother),
Megan McAuley, Mr. McAuley (father), Niamh Crowley ( HTAI President).
Sena McCreanor (History teacher), Megan McAuley, Niamh Crowley ( HTAI President)
||Helena Ní Rocháin||Coláiste Íde, An Daingean, Co Chiarraí||Iriseoireacht, Oll L||Cliodhna Ní Chonchúir|
|2014||Eva Jones||St Vincent's School, Dundalk, Co Louth||Medicine, TCD|
|2013||John Moroney||Presentation Secondary School, Headford,
|Theoretical Physics, TCD|| James Shovelin
|2012||Aoife Barry||Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford||Arts, NUIG||Ann Marie Mullally|
|2011||Éanna Kelly||Coláiste Iognáid, Gaillimh||History & Irish||Seán Ó Flathartha|
|2010||David Lynch||Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Baile an Easpaig, Cathair Chorcaí||Philosophy & English, TCD||David Cramer|
|2009||Jesse Harrington||Presentation Brothers’ College, Cork||History and Economics, UCC||Michael Dunphy|
|2008||Philippa de Faoite||Coláiste Íosagáin, An Charraig Dhubh, Co Átha Cliath||Law, UCD||Seán Delap|
|2007||Kim O'Dowd||St Louis Sec. School, Monaghan||Law, UCD||Jim Gannon|
|2006||Padraic Lamb||Clonkeen College, Blackrock, Co Dublin||Arts, UCD||John Keogh|
|2005||Eoin Mulroy|| Marist College,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
|Medicine, UCD||Con O'Meara|
|2004||John Gerard Murphy||Blackrock College, Co. Dublin||Science, TCD||Andy Carroll|
|2003||Marian Ryan|| Presentation Secondary
School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
|Law and Accounting, UL||Mary O'Connell|
|2002||Sarah Fox|| St Mary's School,
Nenagh, Co Tipperary
|Arts and Media Studies||Granú Dwyer|
|2001||Desmond Ryan||High School, Rathgar, Dublin 6||Law, TCD||Patricia Graham|
|2000||Shane Reynolds|| Marist College, Athlone,
|Law, TCD||Ray Linnane|
|1999||Pádraigh O'Connell||St Michael's College,
Listowell, Co Kerry
|B.Ed., Mary Immaculate College, UL||John Moynihan|
|1998||Gerald Scully||CBS Roscrea, Co. Tipperary||Rathmines School of Journalism,