02 Oct 2019
Director of Student Services, Dominic O’Keeffe opened the breakfast reception in the Student Centre acknowledging the contribution the new Graduate Sports Scholars have already given as undergraduate students. He outlined how he hopes that now, as graduates, they set examples to both athletes and students to aspire towards, and become leaders both on and off the field to those that succeed them.
Mr O’Keeffe continued in saying ‘You will be looked upon as a mentor in your sport, as somebody who can guide the new generation of incoming UCD athletes through the roundabouts of sporting highs and lows.’
|Geena Behan (centre) with Dymphna Devine and Brian Mullins||Con O'Callaghan with Brian Mullins|
Director of Sport, Brian Mullins continued to say: 'In their quest to further their professional qualifications UCD are delighted to collaborate and support their efforts to give of their best in their chosen sport and course work. We thank the academic centres for their commitment to the initiative and are confident of a significant dividend to the UCD Sport effort in the coming season as a result of the dedication and drive of these standard bearers.'
Mr Mullins thanked all the academic colleges and leaders who supported the programme, some of whom were unable to attend on the morning but included; Smurfit Graduate Business School Head of Admission Colm Small, Head of UCD School of Education Dympna Devine, Dean of Law Imelda Maher, Associate Professor School of Economics Orla Doyle, College Principal and Dean of Science Professor Joe Carthy. Without their support this scholarship programme would not be possible.
The recipients of this year’s awards were:
Geena Behan (Women’s Rugby), Josh Collins (Soccer), Cliona Crammond (Women’s Soccer), Stephen Gaffney (Athletics), Conor Kearns (Soccer), Huw Lawlor (Hurling) (Absent), Emmet Moloney (Gaelic Football), Rory Mulvihill (Rugby), Noelle Murphy (Camogie), Jacob Nicolussi (Tennis) and Con O’Callaghan (Gaelic Football).