Tel: (+353) 53 9377308

Good Fellowship Award & FCJ Companionship Award

2018 Winners – Lisa Fortune & Sean Bookey

The Good Fellowship Award is the most prestigious award and the greatest honour that the school can bestow on a 6th Year student. The winner(s) join a select group of past pupils who have been worthy recipients of this Award over the years. By their outstanding display of personal qualities and support for school values, past winners have added to the integrity of this Award. It is considered very important that the successful student(s) be worthy recipients of the Award. The winner(s) must represent the best there is in the 6th Year group – someone in whom the 6th Years and the whole school community can take pride. In making nominations for the Good Fellowship Award, all 6th Years are asked to look for the following qualities among their peers :Leadership and Initiative Qualities : Someone who can take on a role and can be depended upon to see it through; takes personal responsibility rather than “passing the buck”.

Good Interpersonal Skills : Sensitively displays friendliness and support to other students and members of staff; has a level of refinement and good manners; positive outlook to life; co-operative and confident; pride in themselves.

School Involvement : Shows interest in, participates in and supports school activities, hardworking and expecting the best from him/herself;  Moral Courage : Strength and conviction to say and do what is right.

The Good Fellowship Award is a personal award given in the context of our school – an award for what the recipient has been to the school community during their time here and for what we hope they will be in the future.

The perpetual Trophy was donated by the Past Pupils Union in 1976.   In September 2009, at the formal handing over to the Le Chéile Trust, the F.C.J. Sisters presented the Companionship Award to the school. This was awarded for the first time in May 2010 to the Good Fellowship winners.


Following the 2018 Graduation Mass & Ceremony, Ms. Threadgold spoke about the Awards:

We now come to a very significant part of today’s ceremony when we bestow what is the school’s most prestigious award and greatest honour on one of our 6th year students.    The Good Fellowship Award is our tribute to the 6th year student who has been judged by fellow students and staff to have been outstanding in the school by their spirited commitment to its life and purpose.

The qualities of:  Showing leadership and initiative Good interpersonal skills;  School involvement and Moral courage are sought in the winner

As before the winner will also receive the Companionship Award presented to us by the FCJ Sisters. This beautiful piece is sculpted out of centuries old bog oak and symbolises the true companionship and friendship shown by this student towards his or her fellow students.    Once again the winner will join a select group of past pupils who have been worthy recipients of this award over the years.

FIRST ROUND (In Alphabetical Order)

Ciara Banville, Orla Sinnott, Roisin O Muiri, Lisa Fortune, Emma Leacy, Ciara Moore, Daithi Medcalf, Barry Ryan, Sean Bookey, Liam McGuill, Sam Meaney & Lee Quigley


Sean Bookey, Lisa Fortune, Emma Leacy, Roisin O Muiri & Orla Sinnott

And so to today’s winner –  the comments that were repeatedly used were:

By far the soundest person I know;  Helpful honest and trustworthy;  Always has time for everyone;  Absolutely deadly;  Always there for the highs and lows;  Genuinely brightens everyone’s day;  Includes everyone;  Kind caring – talks to everyone;  Made all 5th years that skipped 4th year feel welcome;  The most genuine person I know;  A really good friend;  Helpful;  Is kind, talks to everyone, is deserving of this award;  Genuinely nice person;  Talking to them is always positive;  Has never failed to pick me up when things are not the best;  Always goes out of their way to make everyone feel happy in school.

This year’s Good Fellowship Award  & F.C.J. Companionship Award is a joint Award and goes to

Sean Bookey and Lisa Fortune.


Good Fellowship Award Winners

2018       LISA FORTUNE, Strahart & SEAN BOOKEY, Knockanure

2017       KIERAN KENNY, Knockanure

2016       ÁINE MURPHY, Ballindaggin

2015       MICHAEL REDMOND, Clonegal

2014       FIONN FORTUNE, Strahart

2013       TARA D’ARCY, Ferns

2012       NOEL MAHER, Bunclody,  &  CAOILFHIONN Ó MUIRI, Bunclody

2011       CATHAL KEARNEY, Bunclody

2010       REBECCA MURPHY, Kildavin   &  CIARÁN ROBERTS, Glasslacken

2009       FINBARR FOLEY, Carnew

2008       IRENE O’BRIEN, Myshall

2007       BRÍDÍN DOYLE, Camolin

2006       WILLIAM FITZPATRICK, Knockanure

2005       EOIN BYRNE, Kildavin

2004       PAUL DOYLE , Clonegal

2003       LINDA HART, Bunclody

2002       MICHAEL COLEMAN, Templeshanbo  &  ANDREA FITZHARRIS , Kilbride

2001       DANIELLE KEARNS, Scarawalsh

2000       DENISE NOLAN, Clologue

1999       MARIA NOLAN , Kildavin

1998       EMER KIRWAN, Clonegal  &  BRIAN MURPHY, Kilbride

1997       AIDAN ARMSTRONG, Kiltealy

1996       JOE KIRWAN, Clonegal

1995       PAUL CULLEN, Bunclody  &  CAROLINE DEEGAN , Shillelagh

1994       SINEAD DOYLE, Clonhaston

1993       NESSA DOYLE, Bunclody

1992       SINÉAD CODD, Bunclody  & JUSTIN SLATTERY, Bree

1991       CATHERINE DEEGAN, Carnew

1990       SARAH MAHON, Bunclody

1989       ANN ATKINSON, Clohamon

1988       SHAY BOWE, Kiltealy  &  CAROL ANN MURPHY, Clologue

1987       KEVIN NAUGHTON, Bunclody

1986       KATHLEEN AYLWARD, Rathnure  &  MARY COWMAN, Bunclody

1985       NOEL FITZHENRY, Kiltealy

1984       MARY STAFFORD, Clonjordan

1983       FIONNUALA COUSINS , Gorey

1982       MICHAEL BOOKEY , Knockanure

1981       SARAH MEYLER , Bunclody

1980       JIM BUTLER , Bunclody

1979       MARTIN DOYLE , Bunclody

1978       MARY BARRON , Ballywilliam  &  SEAMUS FITZHENRY, Kiltealy

1977       ANN DEACON , Bunclody

1976       MARY CULLEN, Ballycogley

Contact Us

FCJ Secondary School,
Co. Wexford
Tel: (+353)53-9377308
App: FCJ Bunclody