Bursary award remembers coach Paul
By Aimee Walsh
MOYLE Park College have launched the Paul Caffrey Bursary to support students to progress to University, which was established in memory of a past pupil who tragically passed away.
The bursary was set up by another past pupil of the school, to acknowledge the education and support that he received during his school years.
Matthew Kelly Bartoz Bien and Sean Kelly are the first recipients of the bursary awards
The past pupil, who wishes to remain anonymous, has donated the bursary to support the next generation of students from the school to progress onto third-level education.
Two 6th year students will be chosen each year to receive sponsorship through University and will receive a bursary at the start of each academic year that will go towards their fees and other educational expenses.
The bursary is named after Paul Caffrey, a past student at Moyle Park College until 1998. Paul went on to join An Garda Síochána and played and coached rugby in Clondalkin, until he suddenly passed away during a coaching session.
Moyle Park College Principal, Niamh Cahalane said: “It is wonderful to see his memory live on through the students of the college.”
Students Matthew Kelly, Bartosz Bien and Séan Kelly, who all incredibly achieved over 600 points in their Leaving Certificate are the recipients of the 2020 bursary. Matthew is currently studying a degree in economics and finance in UCD, Bartosz will study pharmacy in Trinity this coming September and Seán is studying international commerce and French in UCD.
Ms Cahalane added: “Our three recipients are diligent, determined young men who have worked hard to reach their goals.
“They have excelled academically and have, like so many others, shown incredible resilience over the past two years. We wish them well in their studies and hope that the values we share as a Marist school community will travel with them through life.”
The school community said that they would like to thank the donor for the “wonderful gesture” and hope that they, together will encourage students from the school to go onto third-level education.