Sixmilebridge and Clare All-Star camogie player Chloe Morey was among 30 athletes from around Ireland to receive a NUI Galway Student Sports Scholarship on Friday.
The recipients were announced by NUI Galway Vice President for the Student Experience, Dr Pat Morgan, at a ceremony that was also addressed by Irish and Connacht Rugby player, Robbie Henshaw.
This year’s ceremony saw the Performance Points Sports Scholarship awarded to eight outstanding athletes. The scheme provides 40 additional points to those earned in the Leaving Certificate for elite athletes, for academic courses over 350 entry points.
This year’s scholarship recipients represent some of the finest young talent in Irish sport today including Naomi Carroll, Irish International Hockey player who has 69 caps. Jamie Fallon, track and cross country athlete who has already three appearances in an Irish vest, Jamie will be competing mid-November for a place in the Irish U20 for the European Cross country team in France. Ladies soccer continues to grow in strength with Aoife Walsh, Performance point’s recipient and youngest player to represent Galway Women’s Football Club (WFC) season 2013-2014 and former FAI senior cup winner. Shauna Fox, WFC team member and Louise Creaven current goalkeeper for Castlebar WFC all received awards. Conor Melody and Kevin Horgan, Galway United team players conclude the soccer awards.
Gaelic Games within NUI Galway continues to attract high profile players and future talent including All-Star hurling nominees Conor Whelan and Padraic Mannion. Kerry Hurler Darragh Shanahan, Sligo footballer Kevin McDonnell, Roscommon footballer David Murray and Mayo’s Adam Gallagher; Ladies Gaelic Footballer, Emer Gallagher from Donegal and Camogie All-Star nominee in 2015 Chloe Morey from Clare, all secured scholarships on the night.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Vice-President for the Student Experience, Dr Pat Morgan, said: “I would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s awards and remind them of the honour of representing the University and we hope they will aspire to even greater successes such as those achieved by the recent scholarship holders in Hurling, Camogie, Rowing, Rugby and Swimming who have reached the pinnacle of their sports.”
NUI Galway Performance Points awardees:
• Gaelic Football: Adam Gallagher from Claremorris, Co. Mayo
• Hurling: Darragh Shanahan from Lixnaw, Co. Kerry
• Rugby: Shannen Lane from Drumolga Wood, Co. Cavan
• Rugby: John Moloney from Shortcastle, Co. Cork
• Ladies Soccer: Aoife Walsh from Clybaun Road, Galway City
• Ladies Soccer: Louise Creaven from Galway City
• Swimming: Alannah Leonard from Devenish, Enniskillen
• Swimming: David Dowling from Oranmore, Co. Galway
NUI Galway Sports Scholarships awardees:
• Athletics: Maebh Brannigan from Circular Road, Galway
• Athletics: Jamie Fallon, from Craughwell. Co. Galway
• Basketball: Patrick Lyons from Moycullen, Co. Galway
• Basketball: Joseph Tummon from Circular Road, Galway
• Hurling: Conor Whelan from Kinvara, Co. Galway
• Hurling: Padraic Mannion, from Ahascargh, Co. Galway
• Gaelic Football: Kevin Mc Donnell from Castleconner, Sligo
• Gaelic Football: David Murray from Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon
• Camogie: Chloe Morey from Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
• Golf: Cathal Nolan from Knocknacarra, Galway
• Rowing: Jack Bennett from Renmore Galway
• Rowing: Dan Buckley from Blackrock, Co. Dublin
• Rowing: Ailbhe Ní Ghríofa from Salthill, Galway
• Rowing: Katie McEneff from St Raphaels Manor, Co. Kildare
• Rugby: Roy Stanley from Thurles, Co. Tipperary
• Rugby: Mark Dolan from Athlone, Co. Westmeath
• Soccer: Shauna Fox from Headford Road, Galway
• Soccer: Kevin Horgan from Clybaun Road, Galway
• Soccer: Conor Melody from Doughiska, Galway
• Gaelic Football: Emer Gallagher from Churchill, Donegal
• Hockey: Naomi Carroll from Cratloe, Co Galway
• Hockey: Alice Meagher from Knocknacarra, Galway City