Kildare students awarded DCU Sports Scholarship for GAA

Awarded for excellence in sport

Kim O'Leary


Kim O'Leary


Kildare students awarded DCU Sports Scholarship for GAA

Pictured(l-r) James Burke, Darragh Kirwan, Ciara Egan, Paddy Murphy & Jack Bambrick

Seven Kildare students were recently presented with the Dublin City University Sports Scholarship in recognition for his contribution to GAA both with the university and their clubs.

Ciara Egan received her scholarship for Camogie and she is a third year Health & Society student.

Darragh Kirwan received his scholarship for Gaelic Football, he is a first year student in DCU.

James Burke received his scholarship for Hurling and he is a second year Business Studies student.

Jack Bambrick received his scholarship for Gaelic Football. Jack is a second year Global Business student.

Paddy Murphy received his scholarship for Gaelic Football and he is a fourth year student in DCU.

Lara Curran received her scholarship for Ladies Football and she is a first year student in DCU.

And Issey Carroll received her scholarship for Camogie. Issey is a first year B.Ed student.

Speaking at this year’s Sports Scholarships, the President of DCU Professor Brian MacCraith addressed the attendees: “The awarding of these scholarships is a recognition that DCU’s high-performance athletes need support in order to successfully balance the demands of their sporting and academic commitments.

The award takes into account not just their individual sporting achievements. It also recognises the valuable contribution they make to the DCU community through their activities with our sports clubs, such as coaching and mentoring fellow students.”

Sport Scholarships were introduced in DCU in 1996 in the form of GAA sport scholarships. 

The programme in DCU offers a wide range of support services for talented athletes as part of a balanced approach to training, performance and academic excellence. The programme is athlete led and grades support depending on the athlete's achievement, potential and need, with the objective of remaining flexible to support the diverse needs of athletes.