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UCD Smurfit School Sports Scholars 2015/16

  • Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

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Pic l-r: Mark Nagle, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh & Andrew Burke

Four of the Sport Scholars of 2015 received scholarships for full-time Masters courses in UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, listed below:

  • Mark Nagle for Basketball - studying the MSc in Management
  • Andrew Burke for Rugby – studying the MSc in Management Consultancy
  • Samuel Butler for Hockey – studying the MSc in Quantitative Finance
  • David Hyland for Gaelic Football – studying the MSc in Management Consultancy

The Sports Scholarship programme is for students who wish to compete and succeed at the highest sporting levels while simultaneously attaining a degree at UCD.

The aim of the programme is to give talented young people the opportunity of developing their sporting career by offering the highest standards in coaching, training, nutrition, strength and conditioning advice, while also completing their chosen course of study.

Some of Ireland’s best known sportsmen and women are former UCD sports scholars including Brian O’Driscoll, Robert Kearney, Fergus McFadden and Sean O'Brien (Rugby); Liam Rushe, Peter Kelly and Alan Brogan (GAA), Rena Buckley (Camogie & Ladies Gaelic Football) Derval O’Rourke and Joanne Cuddihy (Athletics), Ciara O’Brien (Hockey), Shane Lowry and Peter Lawrie (Golf).

There are several important criteria which must be met. Academic qualification for a course must be achieved and the recipient of a scholarship must be prepared to commit him/herself to involvement in the respective UCD sports club.

Sports Scholarships are intended for persons of outstanding sporting ability.

For further information, please visit or contact the Sports Information Office, details below:

The Sports Information Office,
UCD Sport,
Room 203, UCD Sports Centre,
Belfield, Dublin 4.
Tel. 716 2183




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