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Awards presentation in DIT for 49 elite student athletes

Posted: 10 November, 2016

DIT celebrated its elite student athletes last week when 49 new student athletes were honoured and formally awarded a place on the Institute’s 2016-17 Elite Athlete Support Programme.

Ellen Keane, DIT Elite Athlete and Irish Paralympic Bronze Medallist, accepting her award from Dr. Noel O’Connor, Director of Student Development at DIT.

‌The students represent a wide range of sports - from gaelic games, rugby and soccer to archery, hockey and rowing.  They also represent a wide range of academic subjects, including six postgraduate students.

One of the elite athletes and guest of honour at the dinner was Irish Paralympian and Bronze Medallist, Ellen Keane.  Ellen, who attended the event with her parents Eddie and Laura Keane, was also honoured for her achievements at Paralympic Games in Rio.   Other elite student athletes who have excelled on the national and international stages and were presented with their awards included Barry Fitzpatrick, Irish U/20Rugby; Bill Maher, Tipperary Hurler; Brian Howard Dublin Gaelic Footballer; and Catherine McKeon, Irish Paralympian Rower.

Presenting the awards, the Director of Student Development in DIT,Dr. Noel O’Connor commended the Athlete Support Programme which has helped to raise the profile of sports and recreation across DIT and beyond.  “Our success over the years in high profile tournaments such as Gaelic Football’s Sigerson Cup and outstanding wins in Intervarsity Cricket, Rugby and Hockey, brings huge pride to the Institute – and inspires the next generation of athletes “.

Sinéad McNulty, Head of Sport at DIT, acknowledged the wealth of talent that comes through the doors of DIT each year “Our sports clubs benefit hugely from the knowledge, expertise and experience brought by athletes of the calibre of those here this evening” 

Dr. Noel O’Connor presenting Bill Maher, DIT Elite Student Athlete and Irish U/20 Rugby Squad Member, with his Award

Barry Fitzpatrick, DIT Elite Student Athlete, and Tipperary Hurler and Gaelic Footballer, at the Awards Presentation

For the full list of awardees, including their Sport and their College of study, see below

New Participants of the 2016-2017 Elite Athlete Support Programme

Participants of 2016-17 Elite Athlete Support Programme

Name

Surname

Sport

College

Alice-Rose

Jordan

Archery

Arts & Tourism

Sean

Dowling

Athletics

Business

Rachael

Darragh

Badminton

Arts & Tourism

Michelle

Clarke

Basketball

Business

Jonathan

Riles

Basketball

Business

Baolach

Morrison

Basketball

Sciences & Health

Brandon

Mulholland

Boxing

Sciences & Health

Mags

D’Arcy

Camogie

Business

Aoife

Farrell

Camogie

Sciences & Health

Daniel

Hogan

Cricket

Business

Alex

Curtis

Cycling

Engineering & Built Environment

Cillian

Whelan

Cycling

Engineering & Built Environment

Tony

O’Sullivan

Gaelic Football

Arts & Tourism

Brendan

Boylan

Gaelic Football

Business

Ian

Carty

Gaelic Football

Business

Amy

Connolly

Gaelic Football

Business

Martin

Farragher

Gaelic Football

Business

Kieran

Gillespie

Gaelic Football

Business

Brian

Howard

Gaelic Football

Business

Conor

McGill

Gaelic Football

Business

Conor

O’Shea

Gaelic Football

Business

Lorcan

Molloy

Gaelic Football

Business

Con

Kavanagh

Gaelic Football

Engineering & Built Environment

Daniel

Kelly

Gaelic Football

Engineering & Built Environment

Bill

Maher

Gaelic Football

Engineering & Built Environment

Ciarán

Thompson

Gaelic Football

Engineering & Built Environment

Andrew

McGowan

Gaelic Football

Sciences & Health

Sophie

Barnwell

Hockey

Sciences & Health

Sally

Campbell

Hockey

Sciences & Health

Mark

Maguire

Hurling

Business

Jonathan

McGuirk

Hurling

Engineering & Built Environment

Robbie

Greville

Hurling

Sciences & Health

Jack

Ledwith

Kayak

Engineering & Built Environment

Niall

Beggan

Rowing

Engineering & Built Environment

Catherine

McKeon

Rowing

Sciences & Health

Patrick

Browne

Rugby

Business

Niall

Curran

Rugby

Business

Conor

Dean

Rugby

Business

James

McGowan

Rugby

Business

Dan

Mullane

Rugby

Business

Brian

Collins

Rugby

Engineering and Built Environment

Oisín

Dowling

Rugby

Engineering & Built Environment

Barry

Fitzpatrick

Rugby

Engineering and Built Environment

Katie

Heffernan

Rugby

Business

Jamie

Broderick

Soccer

Arts & Tourism

Arron

McKenna

Soccer

Arts & Tourism

Darragh

Noone

Soccer

Arts & Tourism

Joe

Doyle

Soccer

Business

Amy

Murphy

Soccer

Arts & Tourism