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Teachers in awe as 7 sets of twins start at the same school

Teachers could not believe their eyes when seven sets of twins started at the same secondary school in Cork yesterday.

There are less than 200 students at Glanmire Community College, and 14 of them are twins.

It looks like the teaching staff is going to have a difficult time when it comes to learning names this year.

Most of the first year students commute to the Glanmire school, travelling from Watergrasshill and Brooklodge in Co. Cork.

Photo Credit: Evening Echo/Jim Coughlan

The Evening Echo interviewed the look-a-likes to see what made each twin unique beneath the surface.

Two sets of twins: the Chambers brothers and the Dyczewskis duo studied together at Brooklodge Primary School.

Harry Chambers loves hurling, reading and swimming, while his brother Luke enjoys boxing and video games.

Adam Dyczewski is a lover of the arts, while his brother Robert is a fan of the outdoors and biking.

Photo Credit: Evening Echo/Jim Coughlan

David and Mark Evans hail from Watergrasshill and split their time between golf and hurling.

The Evans are friends with twin sisters Alanna and Megan O’Flynn, as well as Holly and Hannah O’Mahony, who all attended the same primary school. All the girls are big GAA fans.

Locals Cephora Kumpaya and Nathan Mumpuni have different interests. Cephora has a passion for art and music while her brother finds interest in technology subjects.

Finally, the most famous pair of twins to join the popular secondary school was international level figure skater Sarah Finn and her brother Scott, who prefers computers.

The coincidence is seven-fold at this Glanmire school, and we hope that the twins’ parents can find some support in each other’s presence in the Cork community.

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