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  • High Performance Booklet 2023 / 24
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  • Global Graduate Scholarship Programme

    The Trinity College Dublin Global Graduate Sport Scholarship programme is a scholarship programme that enables talented student athletes to compete at a high level in their chosen sport whilst completing a postgraduate/Masters academic programme at Trinity College Dublin. The scholarship supports athletes in their pursuit of both athletic and academic success.

    Scholarship Benefits:

      • Academic Fee Waiver (Up to 50%)

      • Athletic support including coaching, physio, Strength & Conditioning and Sport Science

      • Opportunity to compete at a high level in your chosen sport

      • Qualification from a world renowned academic institution

    The Global Graduate Sports Scholarships are available for courses in the following Schools

      • Trinity Business School

      • School of Natural Sciences

      • School of Natural Sciences

      • School of Engineering


      • Open to all non-EU students

      • To be considered applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for their chosen course and have a record of high achievement in their chosen sport

      • Candidates should demonstrate strong evidence of future outstanding potential and how they can contribute to sport and life at Trinity College

    For further information:

      To register your interest in the scholarship or to find out further information regarding our sports programmes please contact Lisa Cafferky, Student Sport Pathway Manager

    How to apply:

      1. Complete the Global Graduate Scholarship form HERE

      2. Submit an official application to your preferred postgraduate programme

    *Open to all applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate

    General Eligibility and Criteria

    The application process for Trinity Sport Scholarships is very competitive. To apply for the Trinity College Sport Scholarship programme athletes must fulfil the general eligibility criteria as listed below.
    • All applicants must satisfy the normal entry requirements of the University and have been offered a place on a course in Trinity. Current students must show academic progression and maintain a satisfactory academic standard throughout the duration of their course.
    • Only sports recognised by Sport Ireland will be considered
    • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding ability in their sport and demonstrate their ability to compete at National/International level (inter county level for GAA applicants).
    • All sport scholars must represent Trinity College Dublin intervarsity and national league teams where appropriate competition pathway are in place.
    • Applications will be assessed sport by sport, with athlete’s home national structure and international ranking factored into the final decision. Sports on the Performance Pathway & Olympic sports will be given preference.
    • Successful applicants will be required to complete a Sport Scholarship agreement outlining the Terms & Conditions associated with the scholarship offer. Continuation on the post scholarship programme each year is dependent on the recipient making satisfactory progress in both academic and sporting performance.

    How to Apply

    Applications for the 2023 / 24 sport scholarship programme are now open via our online application form HERE . The closing date for receipt of applications is the 31st of August 2023*. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application at the end of September 2023. Prospective students can make enquires to

    *In exceptional circumstances Trinity Sport reserve, the right to offer a conditional sport scholarship offer.

    Current Recipients 2022 / 23

    Trinity College Dublin recently unveiled its Sport Scholarship students for 2022 / ‘23. Student athletes from a wide variety of sports, including rugby, basketball, GAA, rowing, hockey, and cricket are featured in this year’s programme.  

    Among those on the high-performance pathway are:

      Ireland Senior International Hockey Player and World Cup silver medalist - Katie Mullan

      Ireland Senior International and Leinster rugby players – Ryan Baird and Joe McCarthy

      Ireland Senior International and Ulster rugby player - Kathryn Dane 

      Irish Senior 7’s and 15’s player - Meabh Deely

      Irish Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell and Leah Paul

      Irish Senior Basketball Internationals – Dayna Finn and Sarah Kenny

      Irish Senior Volleyball players - Lara McNichols and Grace Maloney

    Harry Sheridan, Gavin Hoey and Sadhbh Doyle receive this year’s Trevor West Scholarship which is awarded to exceptional athletes who have shown outstanding contribution to sport at Trinity and within their respective sport clubs. Niamh Kenny and Giulia Anderlini receive the K.O. Lee basketball scholarship in association with Trinity Meteors. The scholarship was created in memory of Trinity alumnus K.O Lee who coached the Meteors Ladies Basketball team at Trinity and contributed to the team’s success in the 1970s.

    Matthew Dossett, Deputy Director of Sport and Physical Activity, Trinity College Dublin commented: “We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2022 / ‘23. With eleven sports represented and a diverse range of internationally recognised and developing athletes.”

    He continued, “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. 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 on Monday, 21st November. During the event Trinity Sport student athletes will take part in a panel discussion on ‘Dual career: Combining sports and studies.’

    Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2022 / 23:
    Anna Jones – Gaelic Football
    Conall Henchy – Rugby
    Cuileann Bourke – GAA Handball
    Dayna Finn – Basketball
    Erin McIlwaine – Sailing
    Grace Moloney – Volleyball
    Isobel Radford-Dodd – Modern Pentathlon and Fencing
    Joseph McCarthy – Rugby
    Katie Mullan – Hockey
    Kathryn Dane - Rugby
    Lara McNichols – Volleyball
    Laura Noble – Hockey
    Leah Paul – Cricket
    Lee Pearson – Gaelic Football
    Lisa Blaney – Basketball
    Meabh Deely – Rugby
    Paddy McCarthy – Rugby
    Rebecca Stokell – Cricket
    Rory Brickenden – Gaelic Football
    Ryan Baird – Rugby
    Sam Hickmott – Hockey
    Sarah Kenny – Basketball

    K.O Lee Scholarship 2022 / 23:
    Giulia Anderlini - Basketball
    Niamh Kenny – Basketball

    Trevor West Scholars 2022 / 23:
    Gavin Hoey – Cricket
    Harry Sheridan – Rugby
    Sadhbh Doyle – Soccer

    Club academy Scholars 2022 / 23:
    Alex Devitt – Basketball
    Darragh Timmons – Basketball
    Theo Dempsey - Cricket
    Mikey O' Reilly - Cricket
    David Vincent - Cricket
    Matthew Humphreys - Cricket
    Ronan Brennan – Rowing
    Tiarnan McKnight – Rowing
    Tom Stevens – Rowing
    Ronan Quinn – Rugby
    Louis O’Reilly – Rugby
    Aaran Coleman – Rugby
    Thomas Connolly – Rugby
    Gavin Jones – Rugby
    Anthony Ryan – Rugby
    Cormac King – Rugby
    Dylan Ryan – Rugby
    Diarmuid McCormack – Rugby
    Peter Maher – Rugby
    John Francis Campbell – Rugby
    Callum O'Reilly – Rugby
    Max Dunne – Rugby
    Jonathan Ross – Rugby
    Liam Nolan – Rugby
    Dave Walsh – Rugby
    Hugh O'Kennedy – Rugby
    Sam Berman – Rugby
    Zach Quirke – Rugby
    Matt Victory – Rugby
    David Colbert – Rugby
    Aran Egan – Rugby
    Ruadhan Byron – Rugby
    Marcus Kiely – Rugby

    Past Recipients

    Further Information

    If you would like further information or would like to discuss the scholarship programme in more detail please contact

    For any questions regarding scholarships please contact: