Trinity Sport has unveiled their sports scholars for 2019/20, with a total of 65 students receiving this recognition and 16 sports represented.
Dublin University Football Club received the highest number of sports scholarships, with 34 rugby players receiving a scholarship. Four Ireland U20 and Leinster rugby players were selected, which were Jack Kelly, Jack Dunne, Michael Silvester and Ryan Baird.
Linda Djougang, a tighthead prop and Leinster rugby player, and Ulster and Ireland international rugby player Kathryn Dane were also awarded sports scholarships.
Ladies basketball received the second highest number of sports scholarships this year. Ireland senior basketball vice-captain Edel Thornton and Ireland U20 basketball player Sorcha Tierney were among the six basketball player awarded sports scholarships.
Four athletics students were awarded scholarships, while Erica Markey, an Ireland U21s and U23s hockey player, was one of three hockey players to be awarded scholarships. Three rowers and three soccer players were also recognised.
Camogie, cricket, taekwondo, Gaelic football, fencing and swimming were also among the 16 sports recognised by the awards this year.
Sports scholars can receive specialised strength and conditioning training, a dedicated medical care pathway and financial support, among other benefits.
Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation, commented: “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,” he added.
The list of sport scholars will formally be announced at an event in the Dining Hall on October 29.