Trinity Sport Scholars celebrated at Dining Hall Ceremony

Posted on: 22 November 2022

Linda Doyle, Provost, Trinity College Dublin said: “It is impressive to see how the students balance their commitment to sport with their commitment to their studies"

Trinity Sport Scholars celebrated at Dining Hall Ceremony

(Pictured at the event were Laura Noble, Sam Hickmott and Katie Mullan)

Trinity Sport unveiled its sport scholars for the 2022 / 23 season on Monday, 21st November at an event for family and friends at the Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin. This year’s awardees, comprising 27 Trinity Sport scholars and 33 club academy scholars will represent Trinity this season in a wide variety of sports including rugby, basketball, GAA, rowing and cricket.

Maire Treasa Ni Cheallaigh presented the awards on the night and Trinity student athletes Joe McCarthy (International Rugby player), Rebecca Stokell (International Cricket player) and Katie Mullan (International hockey player) took part in a ‘dual career: combining sports and studies’ panel discussion on the night.

Sadhbh Doyle, Gavin Hoey and Harry Sheridan were recognised as Trevor West Sport Scholarship athletes for their contribution to their respective sports at Trinity and outstanding performances. Giulia Anderlini and Niamh Kenny were recognised as K.O Lee Basketball sport scholarship athletes. This is awarded is in association with Trinity Meteors, this scholarship is in memory of K.O. Lee, Trinity alumnus and coach of the Meteors Ladies Basketball team in the 1970s.

Linda Doyle, Provost, Trinity College Dublin commented on the night, “I would like to congratulate all our student athletes who are receiving scholarships. It is impressive to see how they balance their commitment to sport with their commitment to their studies. This takes a lot of hard work and dedication. The scholarships will enable our student athletes to continue to pursue their passion for sport while also benefiting from the excellent educational opportunities at Trinity. I am delighted to celebrate the students’ achievements and award these scholarships in recognition of such exceptional sporting ability.”

Michelle Tanner, Director of Sport and Physical Activity, Trinity College Dublin said, “We’re delighted to be celebrating the strongest calibre of student athletes that we’ve had for many years, certainly in the history of the Trinity Sport Scholarship awards programme. It is quite outstanding the number and level of student athletes that we have in Trinity including international, senior county and academy pathway athletes. We’re very excited about their prospects and potential over the coming months and years.”

Prof. Catherine McCabe, Dean of Students, Trinity College Dublin commented, “To our student athletes, congratulations on receiving a place on this year’s Trinity Sport Scholarship Programme. This scholarship recognises your achievements so far, and importantly, your potential to go even further. All of you here today come from a wide range of sports, including athletics, basketball, GAA, rowing, cricket, and rugby. It is our commitment to ensure all our student athletes get the full support and backing of the University to compete regionally, nationally and at international levels while also being able to excel in your academic course.”

Among those on the high-performance pathway and celebrated on the night were: 

· Ireland Senior International Hockey player and World Silver medallist – Katie Mullan

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

· Ireland Senior International and Ulster rugby player - Kathryn Dane

· Irish Senior 7’s & 15’s player - Meabh Deely

· Irish Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell and Leah Paul

· Irish Senior Basketball Internationals – Dayna Finn & Sarah Kenny

· Irish Senior Volleyball players - Lara McNichols & Grace Maloney


Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars:

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


Trevor West Sport Scholars:

Gavin Hoey – Cricket

Harry Sheridan – Rugby

Sadhbh Doyle – Soccer


K.O Lee Scholarship recipients:

Giulia Anderlini - Basketball

Niamh Kenny – Basketball


Club Academy Scholars:

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



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