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Trinity College Dublin announces new Sport Scholars for 2020 / 21

Published: Oct 29th, 2020

Trinity College Dublin today unveiled its Sport Scholarship students for 2020/21. Student athletes from a wide variety of sports, including rugby, basketball, GAA, rowing, athletics, hockey and cricket are featured in this year’s programme.

Among those on the high-performance pathway are:

    Tokyo 2021 Paralympics Rowing athlete (USA) – John Tanguay

    Leinster rugby players – Ryan Baird, Jack Dunne and Liam Turner

    Ireland U-20 players – Joseph McCarthy, Luis Faria and Thomas Clarkson

    Ulster and Ireland international rugby player Kathryn Dane

    Irish Senior 7’s players Meabh Deely and Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird

    Irish Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell, Leah Paul and Rachel Delaney

    Ireland Senior basketball player Edel Thornton

Phoebe Sterba and Megan Swords were selected as part of the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship which is supported by Trinity Business School. This scholarship is for international students who are completing a postgraduate course at Trinity. Niamh Kenny and Sarah Kenny are the first recipients of the inaugural Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship in partnership with Trinity Meteors. The scholarship was created in memory of Trinity alumnus Kao Lee who coached the Meteors Ladies Basketball team at Trinity and contributed to the team’s success in the 1970s. Thomas Stevens, Conall Hayes and Caron Ryan receive this year’s Trevor West Scholarship. The Trevor West Scholarship is awarded to exceptional athletes who have shown outstanding contribution to sport at Trinity and engagement within their sport clubs.

Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation commented: “We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2020/21. With 13 sports represented and a diverse range of developing and internationally recognised athletes, this is among our strongest list of recipients yet.”

He continued, “Under the current circumstances which are hugely challenging to athletes, 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 domestically and internationally. I’d like to congratulate this year’s scholars and wish everyone the very best of sporting and academic success for the season ahead.”

Among the benefits on offer to 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 virtually on Thursday, 12th November 2020. During the event Trinity Sport ambassadors Nicole Owens, Ed Joyce and Trinity alumni Linda Djougang will be taking part in a panel discussion on the theme of ‘the emergence of sport from Covid-19’.

Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2020 / 21:
Kate Doherty – Athletics
Matthew Behan – Athletics
Phoebe Sterba – Basketball (Global Graduate Scholarship)
Megan Swords – Basketball (Global Graduate Scholarship)
Edel Thornton – Basketball
Niamh Kenny – Basketball (Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship)
Sarah Kenny – Basketball (Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship)
Laura Stack – Camogie
Rebecca Stokell – Cricket
Leah Paul – Cricket
Rachel Delaney – Cricket
Erica Markey – Hockey
Laura Noble – Hockey
Iseult Cambey – Hockey
Anna Jones – Ladies Gaelic Football
Cliodhna Ni She – Ladies Gaelic Football
John Tanguay – Rowing
Ryan Baird – Rugby
Jack Dunne – Rugby
Liam Turner – Rugby
Thomas Clarkson – Rugby
Luis Faria – Rugby
Kathryn Dane – Rugby
Joseph McCarthy – Rugby
Meabh Deely – Rugby
Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird – Rugby
Sadhbh Doyle – Soccer
Aisling Keller – Sailing
Anastasiya Bogoslovska – Badminton
Thomas Stevens – Rowing (Trevor West Scholarship)
Conall Hayes – Athletics (Trevor West Scholarship)
Caron Ryan – Athletics (Trevor West Scholarship)
Cuileann Bourke – GAA Handball
Luke Corcoran – Hurling

Club academy Scholar 2020 / 21:
Ronan Brennan – Rowing