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Trinity College Dublin announces new Sport Scholars for 2019 / 2020

Published: Oct 17th, 2019

Trinity Sport, in association with Bank of Ireland, today 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:

    Four Ireland U20 and Leinster rugby players – Jack Kelly, Jack Dunne, Michael Silvester and Ryan Baird. Tighthead prop and Leinster rugby player Linda Djougang.

    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

Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation commented: “We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2019 / 20. 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. “I would like to extend sincere thanks to our partners Bank of Ireland. Without their continued support we would not have reached the standard of programme now in place or be able to award as many scholarships as we currently do. This 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.”

Bank of Ireland’s Sophie O’Halloran added: “We at Bank of Ireland would like to congratulate the 2019 / ‘20 scholars on this phenomenal achievement. Sport teaches us great life lessons such as learning perseverance, turning failures into gains and that hard work does yield results. Your dedication to your chosen sports is greatly admirable. Bank of Ireland are delighted to support your journey here on campus and we look forward to meeting you and your families throughout the year. We wish you all continued success in achieving your goals.”

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.

Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2019 / 2020:
Kate Doherty – Athletics
Cliona Murphy – Athletics
Conall Hayes – Athletics
Sorcha McAllister – Athletics
Carolyn Binder – Basketball
Lauren Grigsby – Basketball
Edel Thornton – Basketball
Sorcha Tiernan – Basketball
Niamh Kenny – Basketball
Sarah Kenny – Basketball
Laura Stack – Camogie
Rebecca Stokell – Cricket
Maximillian Neville – Cricket
Anna Lee – Fencing
James Guinness – Men’s Gaelic Football
Cliodhna Ni She – Ladies Gaelic Football
Erica Markey – Hockey
Isabelle Delamer – Hockey
Iseult Cambey – Hockey
Luke Corcoran – Hurling
Anna Jones – Ladies Gaelic Football
Grace Culhane – Modern Pentathlon
Andrei Armanca – Rowing
Danielle Semple – Rowing
Luke Hayes Nally – Rowing
Linda Djougang – Rugby
Ryan Baird – Rugby
Jack Dunne – Rugby
Liam Turner – Rugby
Jack Kelly – Rugby
Thomas Clarkson – Rugby
Michael Silvester – Rugby
Kathryn Dane – Rugby
Alex Soroka – Rugby
Sadhbh Doyle – Soccer
Dylan Connolly – Soccer
Christopher McFadden – Soccer
Sam McGlynn – Swimming
Cian Ince – Taekwondo
Ellen Ince – Taekwondo

Club academy players 2019 / 2020:
Johnny McKeown – Rugby
Arthur Greene – Rugby
James Hickey – Rugby
Patrick Nulty – Rugby
Tomas Killeen – Rugby
Reuben Pim – Rugby
Hugh Twomey – Rugby
Bart Vermeulen – Rugby
Max Kearney – Rugby
Giuseppe Coyne – Rugby
Ronan Quinn – Rugby
Patrick Opperman – Rugby
Louis O’ Reilly – Rugby
Anthony Ryan – Rugby
George Downing – Rugby
Louis Faria – Rugby
Jody Booth – Rugby
Oisin Mangan – Rugby
Joseph McCarthy – Rugby
Gavin Jones – Rugby
Thomas Connolly – Rugby
Jack Connolly – Rugby
Aaron Coleman – Rugby
David Fitzgibbon – Rugby
William O’ Callaghan – Rugby