80 Year Old Leaving Cert Star Pupil Anthony Lynam

Yesterday, the students of Ireland received their Leaving Certificate results.

A joyous occasion full of excitement and celebrations, with some achieving top marks and others obtaining their desired points to attend college in September. But one student in particular really caught the nation’s attention.

Andy Lynam, an 80-year-old man from Inchicore, Dublin was delighted with his results. The former piano technician sat and passed the Higher Level English exam. The ultimate midweek motivation, proving age is only a number. Congratulations, Andy!

Photograph: Dave Meehan