Trinity College Dublin has unveiled its Sport Scholarship students for 2021 / 22.

They include student-athletes from a wide variety of sports, including Irish internationals in rugby, basketball, rowing, athletics, hockey, and cricket as well as in boxing, badminton, Gaelic football, hurling, soccer and Handball.

Among those on the high-performance pathway are Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallist Aifric Keogh, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver medallist in Rowing for Team USA Charley Nordin: Irish Senior Basketball, Cricket and Rugby internationals Dayna Finn, Sarah Kenny, Rebecca Stokell, Leah Paul, Ryan Baird and Kathryn Dane.

Alexxus Davis and Valerie Hajek were selected as part of the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship in association with Trinity Business School and E3. This scholarship enables talented international student-athletes to compete at a high level within their sport whilst completing a postgraduate academic programme at Trinity.

This year’s Trevor West Scholarship has been awarded to Thomas Stephens and Jack Dunne. It is awarded annually to exceptional athletes who have shown outstanding contribution to sport at Trinity and within their respective sport clubs.

“We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for this academic year,” said Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation.

“With 15 sports represented and a diverse range of Olympic medallists, internationally recognised and developing athletes, this is among our strongest list of recipients yet.” 

“The ever-improving standards of the support structure available to our highest performing athletes and teams in Trinity has enabled a continued growth in 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 both domestically and internationally.”

Among the benefits for scholars are specialised strength and conditioning training, a dedicated medical care pathway, lifestyle, nutritional and financial support. 

An event to celebrate this year’s scholars will be held on Tuesday, 16th November. During the event, Trinity Sport student-athletes who competed at Tokyo 2020 will be taking part in an Olympic themed panel discussion.


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