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UCC honours sports stars with scholarships
UCC has presented 65 students with sports scholarships with archery being recognised for the first time.
The UCC Sports Scholarship is a well-established scheme and in addition to financial support for students, it provides a number of backup supports for the recipients, such as access to a qualified exercise physiologist, and academic support, if required.
@UCCSport we launched our 2018/19 sports scholarships today. Certs presented by Deputy President John O Halloran @johbees. Poignant moment as family of the late Jason Foley presented an award to honour his memory - the spirit of sport. Congratulations to our 2018 leaders. pic.twitter.com/tvpIRFKN46— Morgan Buckley (@MorganBuckleyIR) November 13, 2018
In addition to these scholarships, which were presented at a ceremony in the Mardyke Pavilion, five students received UCC Soccer Development Awards; 25 students received the UCC Rugby Development Award, and 19 students were presented with Munster Council GAA bursaries.
Professor John O’Halloran, Deputy President and Registrar, UCC, and Morgan Buckley, Director of Sport and Physical Activity, UCC, presented the students with their awards.
Sixteen sports were recognised at the awards ceremony: archery, athletics, basketball, camogie, Gaelic football, ladies Gaelic football, golf, hockey – men’s and women’s, hurling, orienteering, rowing, rugby, soccer – men’s and women’s, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
Delighted to see past pupils Conor and Muireann receive their UCC Sports Scholarships. So well deserved, two super sports people in every way. We are very proud. pic.twitter.com/zDTRVTpJeG— Villiers School (@VilliersSchool) November 15, 2018
The Scholarship Ceremony took place prior to the Quercus Ceremony, which will be held later this month in UCC, at which eight students will receive Quercus Scholarships for their sporting prowess.
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For further queries, please contact the event organiser Christine O’Donovan, Deputy Director of Sport and Physical Activity, UCC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 490 4768.