DIT Elite Athlete Samuel Curtis takes 1st Place
13 April 2018
DIT Elite Athlete and Postgraduate Strategic Management student Samuel Curtis took 1st place this week and became Irish National Champion at the Irish Canoe Slalom Open 2018, and was awarded the Winner of the Rory McGann Trophy for 2018.
DIT has an enviable and proud track record of success in Elite Sport and its Elite Sport initiatives are designed to strengthen that reputation and support our aspiring and current elite athletes who have achieved recognition in their chosen sports at Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Championships, World University Games, European Championships and as intercounty players in all four codes of Gaelic Sports.
Over the years DIT Sport have supported many student-athletes across a wide range of sports some 26 in total - from gaelic games, rugby and soccer to boxing, rowing and sailing - as well as a wide range of academic disciplines. As long as your sport is recognised by the Irish Sports Council you are eligible to apply for a place on the athlete support programme at DIT.
Some of Ireland's Top Sporting Figures who have been supported or who are currently being supported as elite sportspeople studying at DIT College of Business include: Dave Kearney and Jordi Murphy(Leinster and Ireland Rugby Players), Katie Heffernan (Ireland Rugby Player) David Gillick (Twice European 400M Champion), Sinéad Goldrick and Sinead Ahearn (Dublin Senior Footballer) and Joe Doyle (Republic of Ireland Footballer).