First year Ashling McCarthy has been chosen for the CTYI summer programme in DCU joining second year Chloe Gavin. The talent search, based on PSat tests for American colleges found that the girls had scored above the 95 percentile in Maths. During the three week residential programme Ashling will study Engineering while Chloe is interested in learning Japanese.

The girls recently attended the CTY Ireland Celebration of Talent awards ceremony where they received certificates in recognition of their achievements.

Ashling has already shown her potential in maths as she was the winner of the Irish Junior Maths competition held in Tullamore recently.