‘Dad, you can shove your offer. I’m going to sit the Leaving Cert’

The Rossmeister prepares for a third crack at the exams with Honor’s home-schooling

‘I’m there, ‘Honor, do you genuinely believe I’m capable of scraping a pass?’ ’

‘I’m there, ‘Honor, do you genuinely believe I’m capable of scraping a pass?’ ’

Sorcha sometimes has that nightmare – you may have had it yourselves – where she’s about to sit an exam and she realises she hasn’t studied for it and can’t answer a single question. Well, for me, that was the actual Leaving Cert.

The second time I failed the thing, my old man – who’s always seen me as some kind of misunderstood genius – decided to, like, appeal my grades. This resulted in me having my F’s in Art and English – my best results – downgraded, to give me a perfect royal flush of NG’s.

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