13 Oct 2016
UCD Graduate Sports Scholarships 2016/2017
Director of Student Services, Dominic O’Keeffe opened the breakfast reception in the Student Centre acknowledging the contribution these students have already given as undergraduate students and hope that now, as graduates they now set examples, be both athletes and students to aspire towards and become leaders both on and off the field to those that succeed them.
Director of Sport, Brian Mullins thanked all the academic colleges and leaders present at the reception including Smurfit Head of Admission Colm Small, Centre for Sports Studies Director Seamus Kelly, School of Education Dympna Devine, College Principal and Dean of Science Professor Joe Carthy and College Principal, Dean of Engineering Prof. David Fitzpatrick, which without their support this scholarship programme would not be possible.
The scholarships currently are available in Science, Sports Management, the Smurfit School of Business and the Professional Masters in Education and with the scholarship programme having doubled since its first year and continued to grow and develop. It is hoped that it continues to grow and expand to assist and support our talented sporting students continue their education into masters level.
The recipients of this year’s awards were:
Niall Corbet (Soccer & MSc in Food Business Strategy), Katie Mullan (Hockey & Biomedical Engineering), Cian O’Callaghan (Hurling & Msc. Data & Computing Science), Paul Mannion (GAA Football & Msc. Digital Innovation), Elun Hack (Hockey & Coaching Science in Sport), Madie Edwards (Ladies Soccer & Coaching Science in Sport), Shauna O’Brien (Swimming & MSc Food Business Strategy), Eamon Wallace (GAA & Msc. Sports Management), Tadgh De Burca (Hurling & Professional Masters of Education), Claire Walsh (Ladies Soccer & Msc. Computer Science), Anthony Silvertri (Basketball & Msc. Project Management), Rob McDaid (Football & PME Professional Masters of Education), Darren Foran (Hurling & PME Professional Masters of Education).