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Leaving Certificate students Seán O’Callaghan, Mark Ryan, Manav T Manoj, Clinton Byrne, Lauren Vickers, Orla Yeates and Rory O’Carroll at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

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Soccer was a welcome theme on the Junior Cert Spanish paper. Photograph: Andre Camara/Reuters.

Students happy to see soccer questions

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