UL “Sports Hall of Fame”

In recognition of the University of Limerick’s unique contribution to sport regionally, nationally and internationally the University launched its Sports Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the UL40 celebrations. The Hall of Fame serves as a permanent tribute to and recognition of the many outstanding sporting achievements of past and present members of the Campus Community for excellence in achievement and/or service to sport. A total of 31 individuals have been honoured since that inaugural year of the Hall of Fame.

It is timely in the year of UL50 that we honour more of our campus community for excellence in their achievement and/or service to sport. You are invited to submit your nomination(s) for consideration by the Selection Panel by completing the online.

UL Sport Hall of FameNomination Form

Please consider the following criteria when submitting your nominee(s):

  • Conferred by UL diploma/degree/doctorate
  • Contributed significantly to sport as staff of UL/Thomond
  • Contributed significantly to sport nationally or internationally
  • Must have achieved to a high level within their Sport
  • Must have retired from their Sport (Performance)
  • No posthumous awards
  • No teams

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 17:00 on Friday, 12th May 2023. The chosen inductees to the Hall of Fame will be announced in due course thereafter.

The University of Limerick will honour these inductees to its Hall of Fame at a Gala ceremony on Saturday 14th October 2023.

Any queries please send to [email protected]


These individuals will forever be remembered for their achievements, their commitment to excellence and the inspiration they provide to our next generations of athletes. They have reached the pinnacle of their sporting careers and have earned our highest esteem and gratitude for their contribution to UL Sport.

On Saturday 28th September, 2014 sixteen athletes have been chosen from the four decades of sporting excellence to be the inaugural inductees in our Hall of Fame.  Dr Sarahjane Belton – Rugby, Mr Brian Mullins – Gaelic Football, Ms Eimear Cregan – Hockey, Mr Séan O Grady – Paralympic Athletics, Mr Jimmy Deenihan – Gaelic Football, Mr Eddie O Sullivan – Rugby, Mr Gerard Hartmann – Triathlon, Ms Ciara Peelo – Sailing, Dr Liam Hennessy – Athletics, Mr Ray Silke – Gaelic Football, Dr Eddie Keher – Hurling, Mr Pat Spillane – Gaelic Football, Mr Séan McMahon – Hurling, Ms Carmel Vekins – Kayak & Canoe Polo, Ms Sinéad Millea – Camogie, Mr Tony Ward – Rugby.

On Saturday August 22nd 2015 , a further seven outstanding sportspeople were inducted into the UL Sports Hall of Fame. The individuals honoured this year include: Ms Ruth Algar (Athletics), Ms Fiona Coughlan (Rugby), Mr Brian Lohan (Hurling), Mr Sean McGrath (Paralympian), Mr Liam O’Brien (Athletics), Ms Fiona O’Driscoll (Camogie/Gaelic Football), & Mr Keith Wood (Rugby).

On Saturday September 22nd 2018, The next eight outstanding Sportspeople were inducted into the UL Sport Hall of Fame. The individuals honoured this year include: Mr Martin Comerford (Hurling), Mr Tom Comyns (Athletics), Ms Rosie Foley (Rugby), Ms Anna Geary (Camogie), Ms Valerie Mulcahy (Gaelic Football), Mr Paul O Connell (Rugby), Mr Gary Ryan (Athletics), Ms Rosemary Ryan (Athletics).

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Mr Martin Comerford