LyIt have made presentations to 3 New Entrant Sports Scholarships, incoming first year students Lucy Marie, O’Flynn , a former student of Mulroy College, Milford a member of the GAA County Ladies team, Connall O’Boyle, a former student of St Eunans College, Letterkenny and a member of the County GAA Minor team from last year and Jack O’Brien, a former student of Rosses Community School, Dungloe and a member of the Donegal U21 panel from last year.
The New Entrant Sports Scholarship has been introduced for the first time this year by the institute to recognize the sporting achievement of incoming full- time students and hopefully to assist further in their academic and sporting development while studying at the institute. The New Entrant Sports Scholarship programme will continue to be part of a developing aspect of LyIT’s Sports Department and will be available to all full-time ‘entry ‘ students studying in any of the full-time course in LyIT.
In addition to the New Entrant programme the institute also has a Sports Scholarship programme, which is open to all full -time students, will be advertised throughout the institute in the coming months. The Sports Scholarship programme has benefitted many aspiring young athletes in the past and assisted in maintaining a proper balance between studies and sporting progress at all levels.
The President, Paul Hannigan is delighted to welcome the New Entrant Sports Scholarship winners to the institute and hopes the €1,000 provided through the scheme to each of the 3 winning applicants will encourage more applications from next year’s student intake.