Awards

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.

 

 Year
 Student  School    Further Education Teacher
2015   
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, Co Galway Theoretical Physics, TCD  James Shovelin
Fiona Tuffy
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, Co Westmeath 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,
Dublin  
Stephen Crofton

 

 

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)

 

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