The Rory V O'Connor and Tony Moynihan Awards

The School of Computing is delighted to announce the recipients of two prestigious awards: the Rory V. O’Connor Award and the Tony Moynihan Award for the 2022/23 academic year. The Rory V. O'Connor Award is granted to the undergraduate student with the highest overall mark in final year. This distinguished award serves as a testament to the recipient's exceptional academic prowess and commitment to excellence. The Tony Moynihan Award, on the other hand, is bestowed upon Computer Applications students with the highest overall marks in the CA400 Final Year Project module.

The Rory V. O'Connor Award for the undergraduate student with the highest overall mark in final year is a remarkable achievement, and we are proud to announce that this year's recipients are Ailbhe Byrne (BSc in Computer Applications ) and Adam Tegart (BSc in Data Science). Both of these talented students have shown dedication to their studies and their commitment to excellence is evident through their outstanding academic performance.

The Rory V O'Connor Award holds great significance as it is named in honour of the esteemed Prof Rory O'Connor, who sadly passed away in July 2019. Rory's exemplary leadership during his nearly 6-year tenure as Head of the DCU School of Computing has solidified his legacy in academia. This prestigious award serves to commemorate not only Rory's dedication and commitment to education, but also his unwavering support for colleagues and students alike, especially during challenging times. Moreover, it showcases his lifelong passion for bridging the gap between individuals and technology.

Amidst fierce competition and a remarkable display of talent and innovation, we are proud to present Conor Joyce (BSc in Computer Applications) and Jason Henderson (BSc in Computer Applications) as the deserving recipients of the Tony Moynihan Award. These exceptional 4th-year Computer Applications students have truly demonstrated their outstanding dedication, skill, and academic ability throughout their final year project. Their exceptional work has impressed their peers and professors, and their achievements reflect their commitment to excellence.

Established in memory of the esteemed Prof Tony Moynihan, a distinguished Professor and former Head of the School of Computing, this award serves as a tribute to his legacy and contribution to the field. Prof. Tony Moynihan's dedication to Computer Science and his tireless efforts in advancing the discipline are now commemorated through this prestigious accolade.