Delighted to get to congratulate past pupil Seamus Malone on his animation achievements on Thur night. Athy is famous pioneers like Shakeleton who opened new frontiers. In a different field we have now recognised another local hero who travelled the path less taken and followed his dream in the animation world. “Watership Down”, “Shaun the Sheep”, “Arthur Christmas””, Chicken Run”, “Wallace and Gromit” are among the animations he worked on and Emmys, Oscars and Golden Globes are among the awards.
Athy College is proud of it’s celebrated son not just because of the awards or the fame but because he is one talented, humble and genuinely nice gentleman. Proud of your achievement, Seamus, but equally proud of the individual. An inspiration and role model to our students.
Thanks again to another past pupil, Colm Walsh, for bringing this idea to fruition and to our "resident" choral group Beautiful Noise for their rendition of Shaun the Sheep!