It has been another year of success at Derrylin High School which was aptly reflected in their prize night.

Indeed, the special guest, Dom Corrigan is no stranger to either the school or success.

Dom is a past pupil of St. Aidan’s who has “never forgotten his roots”, says school prinicpal Oat McTeggart.

“What a year Dom Corrigan has had winning the MacRory Cup and the ultimate prize the Hogan Cup, both of which he has here tonight and he is not finished yet as last Sunday he guided Sean O’Heslins, Ballinamore to their first Leitrim final in 30 years, Dom certainly has the midas touch,” said Mr. McTeggart.

Emphasising that the school has gone from “strength to strength” over the years, Mr. McTeggart highlighted that this year the school has an enrolment of 230 students, the first time since 2003.

“I want to thank the parents for placing their trust in us to educate their children, the feeder primary schools play a key role and all are represented here tonight, without your support we would not have the numbers we have. The increase in numbers has enabled us to take on two new staff, Mr. Shannon for PE and Miss Mulgrew for Business studies and English,” said Mr. McTeggart.

After sharing the various successes of St. Aidan’s pupils over the last year within arts and sporting ventures, the principal added: “To cap off a fantastic year we had an excellent set of results as is evident from our pupils who have just left with all pupils either studying A -Levels or equivalent or taking up training with the South West College CAFRE or Skills Centre.” He continued: “This would not have been possible without the hard work of our staff who are dedicated to the pupils and who come in in the mornings and stay over after school to ensure the pupils maximise their potential.” Concluding his speech, Mr. McTeggart said: “I congratulate all the prize winners who are a representative body for the many other pupils in the school community who also deserve great praise. You should be proud of your achievements as we as a school are very proud of each and every one of you.”