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Sport Scholarship applications for 2020 / 2021 are closed. Applications for 2021 / 2022 open in February 2021.

Our Philosophy

The Trinity Sport Scholarship is designed to support an environment in which student athletes can excel in both competition and their studies. We recognise the needs and challenges of these student athletes and strive to give them the support needed to make consistent progress and perform at the highest level.

Why Choose Trinity

Our Scholarship program is specifically designed around you as an individual. We recognise that coursework and sporting commitments differ between scholars. We utilise expertise and services in multiple areas to ensure that you receive relevant and effective support. We aim to make your years at Trinity a productive and beneficial experience. We focus on finding the balance between training and study to ensure your success, both in sport and academics.

Application Process

Applications for 2020/2021 will open in February 2020. Prospective students can make enquires to

Criteria and Eligibility


Those applying will normally have demonstrated an outstanding sporting ability. This can range from Regional to Olympic level competition. The level of scholarship will reflect the achievements of the individual applying. Some preference is given to current Focus and Olympic sports.


Minimum academic requirements must be met by all applicants. A college offer must be made and accepted in order to be eligible for scholarship. The scholarship has no influence on college offers or places and will not have any influence on CAO or entry requirements. The scholarship is also open to current students both undergraduate and postgraduate.

* All sport scholars must represent Trinity College Dublin intervarsity and national league teams where appropriate competition pathway is in place

  • High Performance Booklet 2019/2020
  • Scholarship programme

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    Criteria & Eligibility

    All applicants must satisfy the normal entry requirements of the University and have been offered a place on a course in Trinity.
    Applicants must demonstrate outstanding ability in their named sport and demonstrate their ability to compete at National/International level.

    Continuation on the Scholarship programme each year is dependent on the recipient making satisfactory progress in both academic and sporting performance.

    All sports scholars must be a member of an NGB recognised by Sport Ireland.

    All sports scholars must have an intention to compete at elite level in their sport.

    All sports scholars must have the intention to represent the college and compete as a member of their college sports club.

    All sports scholars must commit to training to reflect their targets and benchmarks.

    All sports scholars must have a nomination / reference from their NGB and/or representative coach.

    All sports scholars must be eligible to compete for the college.

    All sports scholars must abide by and sign the Trinity Sport Scholarship agreement.

    All sports scholars must declare all injuries, illness or failed drug tests upon application or as soon as the area aware of them.

    All sports scholars must have clear progression goals and a detailed progression plan.

    All sports scholars must agree to a medical / physical assessment.

    All sports scholars must represent Trinity College Dublin intervarsity and national league teams where appropriate competition pathway is in place


    Current Recipients 2019/2020

    Trinity Sport, in association with Bank of Ireland, 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

    Past Recipients

    For any questions regarding scholarships please contact: