Sport Scholars announced for upcoming year

An event held virtually November 12 will celebrate the 34 recipients of this year’s Trinity Sport scholarships

Trinity has announced its new Sports Scholarship students for this year, with 34 students to hold a scholarship in 2020/21.

Among the scholars for the upcoming year are sports players who have received scholarships in previous years, as well as new recipients.

Announcing the scholars, Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation Matthew Dossett, said: “We’re delighted to announce a very strong calibre of scholars for 2020/21. With 13 sports represented and a diverse range of developing and internationally recognised athletes, this is among our strongest list of recipients yet.”

Some of the benefits awarded to scholars include specialising strength and conditioning training, lifestyle, nutritional, and financial support, as well as a medical care pathway.

Kate Doherty, Matthew Behan, Conall Hayes and Caron Ryan have received a scholarship in Athletics.

Basketball players Phoebe Sterba, Megan Swords, Edel Thornton, Niamh Kenny and Sarah Kenny have also been awarded scholarships.

In Camogie, Laura Stack is the only player awarded a scholarship.

Rebecca Stokell, Leah Paul and Rachel Delaney have been awarded scholarships in Cricket.

Hockey players Erica Markey, Laura Noble and Iseult Cambey are Sports Scholars.

The Ladies Gaelic Football scholarship recipients are Anna Jones and Cliodhna Ni She.

John Tanguay and Thomas Stevens have been awarded scholarships in Rowing.

The only GAA Handball player awarded a scholarship this year is Cuileann Bourke.

Rugby players Ryan Baird, Jack Dunne, Liam Turner, Thomas Clarkson, Luis Faria, Kathryn Dane, Joseph McCarthy, Meabh Deely and Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird are all Sports Scholars.

Soccer player Sadhbh Doyle is the holder of a scholarship.

Aisling Keller has been awarded a scholarship in Sailing as well as Anastasiya Bogoslovska in Badminton.

Luke Corcoran is the only Hurling player to be hold a scholarship for 2020/21.

The Club academy Scholar is Ronan Brennan (Rowing).

Sterba and Swords received the Global Graduate Scholarship which is supported by Trinity Business School. This scholarship is offered to international students who are completing a postgraduate course at Trinity.

Niamh Kenny and Sarah Kenny are the first to receive the Trinity Meteors inaugural Kao Lee Basketball Scholarship. This scholarship was created in memory of Kao Lee, Trinity alumnus, and coach of the Meteors Ladies Basketball team in the 1970s.

Stevens, Hayes, and Ryan received the Trevor West Scholarship, which is awarded to exceptional athletes who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to sport and Trinity and within their respective sport clubs.

Dossett said: “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. I’d like to congratulate this year’s scholars and wish everyone the very best of sporting and academic success for the season ahead.”

An event to celebrate the Trinity Sport Scholars is to be held virtually on Thursday, November 12. Trinity Sport ambassadors Nicole Owens, Ed Joyce, and Trinity alumni Linda Djougang will take part in a panel discussion during the event on “the emergence of sport from Covid-19”.

Shannon McGreevy

Shannon McGreevy is the Online Editor of Trinity News and a Senior Sophister student of Biochemistry.