Trinity College Dublin recently unveiled its Sport Scholarship students for 2023 / ‘24. Student athletes from a wide variety of sports, including rugby, basketball, GAA, rowing, hockey, fencing, sailing and cricket are featured in this year’s programme.

Among those on the high-performance pathway are:

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


    Ireland Senior Rugby Internationals - Kathryn Dane and Megan Collis


    Ireland U-20's Rugby International – Paddy McCarthy


    Ireland Senior Basketball player – Sarah Kenny


    Dublin GAA Senior Football player – Sean Bugler


    Ireland Senior Cricket players – Rebecca Stokell, Leah Paul and Georgina Dempsey


    Irish Senior Volleyball players – Grace Maloney and Liam Corcoran


William Mac Donald Hughes (Fencing), Thomas Connolly (Rugby) and Anna Jones (Gaelic Football) 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. Lisa Blaney (Basketball) receives 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. Juan Buekes (Rugby) received this year’s Global Graduate Sport Scholarship in association with Trinity Business School.

Matthew Dossett, Deputy Director of Sport and Physical Activity, Trinity College Dublin commented: “We are thrilled to introduce this year’s exceptional calibre of student athletes for the 2023 / ‘24 academic year. With representation from seventeen sports and a diverse array of internationally acclaimed and emerging athletes, Trinity College Dublin reaffirms our commitment to nurturing sporting talents.”

He continued, “The continually improving support structure available to our high performing athletes and teams within Trinity has led to an increase in applications. Our objective of attracting and supporting gifted athletes remains at the forefront of Trinity Sport’s mission, ensuring that Trinity remains a premier destination for the most accomplished student athletes, both at home and abroad. I’d like to extend my congratulate to this year’s scholars and wish them every success in both their sporting and academic endeavours 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, 13th November at the Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin. During the event Trinity Sport student athletes will take part in a panel discussion on ‘Resilience in Sport and Life’.

Trinity College Dublin Sport Scholars 2023 / 24:
Aoife Nelligan – GAA Camogie
Cian Tiernan – Basketball
Cuileann Bourke – GAA Handball
Daniel Meagher – Event Equestrian
Dr. Shannon Kelly – Triathlon
Ellen Barbour – Sailing
Erin McIlwaine – Sailing
Gavin Hoey – Cricket
Georgina Dempsey – Cricket
Grace Healy – Rowing
Grace Moloney – Volleyball
Harry Sheridan – Rugby
Isobel Radford-Dodd – Pentathlon and Fencing
Joe McCarthy – Rugby
Kathryn Dane – Rugby
Leah Paul – Cricket
Lee Pearson – GAA – Gaelic Football
Liam Corcoran – Volleyball
Matthew Humphreys – Cricket
Megan Collis – Rugby
Melanie Griffith – Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby
Paddy McCarthy – Rugby
Rebecca Stokell – Cricket
Ryan Baird – Rugby
Sam Hickmott – Hockey
Sarah Hawkshaw – Tennis
Sarah Kenny – Basketball
Sean Bugler – GAA Gaelic Football
Sean Purcell – GAA Hurling
Thomas Bean – Hockey

K.O Lee Scholarship 2023 / 24 recipient:
Lisa Blaney – Basketball

Trevor West Scholars 2023 / 24:
William Mac Donald Hughes – Fencing
Thomas Connolly – Rugby
Anna Jones – GAA Gaelic Football

Global Graduate Sport Scholars 2023 / 24:
Juan Buekes – Rugby

Club academy Scholars 2023 / 24:
Theo Dempsey – Cricket
David Vincent – Cricket
Daniel Conway - Basketball
Lee Stacey – Soccer
Aaron Coleman – Rugby
Anthony Ryan – Rugby
Jerry Cahir – Rugby
Cormac King – Rugby
Dylan Ryan – Rugby
Diarmuid McCormack – Rugby
John Francis Campbell – Rugby
Harry Colbert – Rugby
Taylor Gleeson – Rugby
Callum O’ Reilly – Rugby
Max Dunne – Rugby
Liam Nolan – Rugby
Hugh O’ Kennedy – Rugby
Dave Walsh – Rugby
Conall Henchy – Rugby
Hugh Goddard – Rugby
Zach Quirke – Rugby
Zach Baird – Rugby
David Colbert – Rugby
Charlie Naughton – Rugby
Cuan Doyle – Rugby
Oscar Cawley – Rugby
Alex Kelly – Rugby
James O’ Sullivan – Rugby