Trinity Sport unveiled its sport scholars for the 2021 / 22 season on Tuesday, 16th November at an event for family and friends at the Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin. This year’s awardees, comprising of 36 Trinity Sport scholars and 25 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 Olympians and Paralympians Annalise Murphy (Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medallist (Sailing – IRL)), Charley Nordin (Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver medallist (Rowing - USA), Aifric Keogh (Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallist (Rowing - IRL)) and Cillin Greene (Senior International Mixed 4x400m relay Tokyo 2020 (IRL)) took part in an Olympic themed panel discussion on the night.

Thomas Stevens (rowing) and Jack Dunne (rugby) were recognised as Trevor West Sport Scholarship athletes for their contribution to their respective sports at Trinity and outstanding performances. The Global Graduate Sport Scholarship award in association with Trinity Business School and E3 was awarded to A’lexxus Davis (basketball) and Valerie Hajek (hockey). This scholarship enables talented international student athletes to compete at a high level within their sport whilst also completing a postgraduate academic programme at Trinity.

Michelle Tanner, Head of Sport and Recreation, Trinity College Dublin commented on the night, “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 Olympic and Paralympic medallists, senior county, international 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:

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallist (Rowing - IRL) – Aifric Keogh


    Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver medallist (Rowing - USA) – Charley Nordin


    Senior International Mixed 4x400m relay Tokyo 2020 (IRL) – Cillin Greene


    Ireland Senior International and Leinster rugby player – Ryan Baird


    Ireland Senior International and Ulster rugby player - Kathryn Dane 


    Irish Senior 7’s players - Meabh Deely, Soneva Scott and Liam Turner


    Irish Senior Basketball Internationals – Dayna Finn and Sarah Kenny


    Irish Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell and Leah Paul


Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2021 / 22:
Julian Schneider - Rowing
Aifric Keogh - Rowing
Charley Nordin - Rowing
Grace Healy - Rowing
Dayna Finn - Basketball
Sarah Kenny - Basketball
Niamh Kenny - Basketball
Anastasiya Bogoslovskaya - Badminton
Cillin Greene - Athletics
Charlotte Burke - Athletics
Pierre Murchan - Athletics
Della Maria Doherty - Soccer
Sadhbh Doyle - Soccer
Soneva Scott - Rugby 7s
Meabh Deely - Rugby 7s
Liam Turner - Rugby 7s
Kathyrn Dane - Rugby
Ryan Baird - Rugby
Harry Sheridan - Rugby
Joseph McCarthy - Rugby
Anna Jones - Ladies Gaelic Football
Cliodhna Ni She - Ladies Gaelic Football
Keelan Sexton - Gaelic Football
Sean O' Leary Hayes - Hurling
Rory Brickenden - Gaelic Football
Cuileann Bourke - GAA Handball
Mustafa Edris - Boxing
Leah Paul - Cricket
Rebecca Stokell - Cricket
Erica Markey - Hockey
Laura Noble - Hockey
Iseult Cambay - Hockey

Global Graduate Sport Scholars 2021 / 22:
Alexxus Davis - Basketball
Valerie Hajek - Hockey

Trevor West Scholars 2021 / 22:
Thomas Stevens - Rowing
Jack Dunne - Rugby

Club academy Scholars 2021 / 22:
David Vincent - Cricket
Matthew Humphreys - Cricket
Alex Devitt - Basketball
Darragh Timmons - Basketball
Ronan Brennan - Rowing
Ronan Quinn - Rugby
Luis Faria - Rugby
Jody Booth
Louis O' Reilly - Rugby
Anthony Ryan - Rugby
Mick O' Kennedy - Rugby
Aaron Coleman - Rugby
Thomas Connolly - Rugby
Gavin Jones - Rugby
Cormac King - Rugby
Dylan Ryan - Rugby
Dairmuid McCormack - Rugby
Harry Colbert - Rugby
Marcus Kiely - Rugby
Callum O' Reilly - Rugby
Max Dunne - Rugby
Jonathan Ross - Rugby
John Francis Campbell - Rugby
Dave Walsh - Rugby
Will Twomey - Rugby