The New Entrant Sports Scholarship Programme awardees with their respective tutors
Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has just made presentations to 16 New Entrant Sport Scholars.
Those awarded the scholarship, which is worth €1,000 to each successful applicant, were selected from the current academic group of new entrant students, in recognition of their performance and achievement in either GAA at inter-county level or soccer at League of Ireland level.
Upon the introduction of the New Entrant Sports Scholarship Programme in September 2015, a total of three awards were then made. The continued growth of the programme has been accredited to the development of sport in the institute in recent years and also to the ever increasing standards in both GAA and soccer in the third level education sector, in particular in LYIT.
The programme is also linked to the main sports scholarship programme in the institute. These scholarships are awarded during February of each year.
The winning New Entrant Sports Scholarships students for this year are:
Grainne O Neill, Swinford, Co Mayo, a Mayo U20 player
Julie Trearty, Carrigart, a Donegal senior player
Aaron Gillooley, Ballybofey, a Donegal U20 player
Liam Jackson, Ardee, Co Louth, a Louth minor player
Mark McAteer, Letterkenny, a Donegal minor player
Conor O Donnell, Carndonagh, a Donegal U20 player
Joseph Greene, Annagry, a Donegal minor hurling panelist
Thomas Hartnett, Dungloe, a Donegal minor hurling panelist
Gabriel Aduaka, Letterkenny, Finn Harps U19 player
Joel Bradley Walsh, Ballybofey, Finn Harps U19 player
Conor Doherty, Ballybofey, Derry City U19 player
Kieran Farren, Carndonagh, Finn Harps U19 player
Jordan Gallagher, Manorcunningham, Finn Harps U19 player
Corey McBride, Clonmany, Finn Harps U19 player
Fionn McClure, Carndonagh, Derry City U19 player
Lee McLaughlin, Carndonagh, Finn Harps U19 player
In presenting the awards, Billy Bennett, VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar of LYIT, congratulated the recipients and complimented the GAA and soccer club members in LYIT on having maintained and enhanced the sporting standards over the years.
Billy commented that the development and commitment each year, provides the basis for the expanding sports programme. He also urged these students to be aware of their academic commitments and to establish a balance between their sports and studies in the year ahead.