Trinity Sport, in association with Bank of Ireland, have unveiled their Trinity Sport and Club Academy scholars for 2019 / 2020.
Student athletes from a wide variety of sports, including rugby, basketball, GAA and cricket are featured in this year’s programme.
Among those on the high-performance pathway are Ireland U20 and Leinster rugby players Jack Kelly, Jack Dunne, Michael Silvester and Ryan Baird; tighthead prop and Leinster rugby player Linda Djougan; Ulster and Ireland international rugby player Kathryn Dane; Ireland U21s and U23s hockey player Erica Markey; Ireland senior basketball vice-captain Edel Thornton and Ireland U20 basketball player Sorcha Tierney.
“We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2019 / 20,” said Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation at Trinity.
“With 16 sports represented and a diverse range of developing and internationally recognised athletes, this is among our strongest list of recipients yet.”
“As with last year, the ever-improving standards of the support structure available to our highest performing athletes and teams in Trinity has resulted in a significant increase in scholarship applications.”
“Improving our capability to attract and support talented athletes is a key objective for Trinity Sport, and this continual process will ensure that Trinity remains a strong destination of choice for the very best student athletes domestically and internationally.
“Without the continued support of our partners Bank of Ireland we would not have reached the standard of programme now in place or be able to award as many scholarships as we currently do.”
“Their support enables the sports scholarship and wider high-performance pathway to cater for over 250 athletes across the entire calendar year. I’d like to congratulate this year’s scholars and wish everyone the very best of sporting and academic success for the season ahead.”
“Sport teaches us great life lessons such as learning perseverance, turning failures into gains and that hard work does yield results,” added Sophie O’Halloran from Bank of Ireland.
“The dedication of these students to their chosen sports is greatly admirable. Bank of Ireland are delighted to support their journey here on campus.”
Among the benefits on offer to scholars are specialised strength and conditioning training, a dedicated medical care pathway, and financial support.
An event to celebrate this year’s scholars will be held in the Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday, 29th October.
Sport for Business Members who are making the biggest strides in sport on social media will gather next Thursday, October 24th at Twitter’s Dublin HQ for a special morning co-presented by Sport for Business and Twitter diving into the best of 2019 and what’s to come in 2020.
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