Sports Scholarship Academy

The UL Sport Scholarship Academy for High Performance Athletes is designed to support you a student athlete. We want to help you to balance your academic study and to also excel in your sport while in the University of Limerick.

The Sports Scholarships academy was launched in 2016 and to date we have invested over €1M  in our athletes. In 2016 we started with 32 athletes and this has grown to 120 athletes in the academic year 2023/24. Our Scholarship programme currently spans over 19 sports. The Sport Scholarships are open to all current full time, UL students or those who are applying to come to UL for the first time either through CAO or transferring at Undergraduate or postgraduate level. Applicants must be a member of a national governing body of sport recognised by the Irish Sports Council, in the Sport in which they are applying for a scholarship.

Applications for the 2024 / 25 Academic year are now closed.

(Note: Please be aware that the UL Sports Scholarship programme does not offer a reduced points system, all students must achieve the points required for their chosen course)

For all the relevant information click here : https://www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships/

The 119 – 2023/24 Sports Scholarship Students:

Athletics: Conor Cusack, Miriam Daly, Luke O Carroll, Darragh Miniter, Oisin Lane, Alan Miley, Mark Hanrahan, Niall Murphy, Oisin Spillane, Katie Bergin, Leanne Healy. Badminton: Lucy Fox. Basketball: Rioghan Murphy, Eoghan Donaghy, Conor Coghlan, Sarah Hickey, Danny Mooney, Sadbhbh Edwards Murphy, Cian Gleeson. Boxing: Laura Moran Camogie: Casey Hennessy, Aine Keane, Ziyan Spillane, Eimear McGrath, Eimear Loughman, Sinead O Keeffe, Jennifer Hughes. Cycling: Luke Cullen, Sam Moloney. Equestrian: Heather O Connor.  Football: Darragh Cashman, Mark Dempsey, Daniel Walsh, Ciaran Downes, Paul Keaney, Brian McNamara, Frank Irwin, Tong Gill, Darragh Henegan. Hockey: Leah Cleary, Aoibheann Collins, Tiarnan Gaffney, Karl Smyth. Hurling: Mark Rodgers, Thomas (TJ) Brennan, Colin Coughlan, Brian O Grady, Mark Fitzgerald, Adam English, Adam Screeney, Killian Sampson, Gearoid O Connor. Ladies Football: Erika O Shea, Aisling Reidy, Siofra O Shea, Mary Ellen Bolger, Clara English, Amy Sexton. Rowing: Kealan Mannix, Christine Kirwan, Ryan Spelman, Niamh Coffey, Caoimhe O Sullivan, Amy Barrett, Sean O Neill, Gary O Donoghue, Liam Walter. Rugby: Richard Wallace, Jay Traynor, Alana McInerney, Kate Flannery,  Jack Oliver, Tony Butler, Evan O Connell, Ruadhan Quinn, Laoise McGonagle, Emily O Regan, Dylan Hicks, Jack Ryan, Darragh McCarthy, Liam Neilan, Matthew Sheehan. Soccer: Alannah Mitchell, Dearbhaile Beirne, Theo Joyce, Eoin Redmond, Ellen Molloy, Shauna Pearson, Tom Kidd, Tom Kelly, Leon Daly, Ewan O Brien, Marcus Hogan, Joshua Coady, Joey Rushe, Jenna Slattery. Swimming: Eimear Doyle, Andrew Feenan, Diarmuid Sutton, Maria Godden, Edmond Irwin, Jeremy Bagshaw, Jack Cassin, Danielle Farrell, Ellie McCartney, Cormac Rynn, Ella Carroll, Roisin Ní Riain, Cora Rooney, Brogan McAviney. Taekwon-Do: Paul Heavin. Triathlon: Mary O Donnell  Volleyball: Gareth Gilmartin, Sophie Quinlivan Nolan, Cillian O Riordain. Woman’s Coaching: Sophie Moroney, Caera Grady, Amanda O Farrell.

The 107 – 2022/23 Sports Scholarship Students:

Athletics: Ciara Neville, Sophie Meredith, Jack Mitchell, Conor Cusack, Miriam Daly, Luke O Carroll, Darragh Miniter, Oisin Lane, Jóse Perez, Alan Miley, JP Miniter, Mark Hanrahan. Badminton: Lucy Fox. Basketball: Liam Kinsella, Tiarnan O Donnell, Rioghan Murphy, Eoghan Donaghy, Conor Coghlan, Sarah Hickey, Danny Mooney, David McCarthy  Camogie: Annie Fitzgerald, Siobhan McGrath, Casey Hennessy, Kate Lynch, Aine Keane, Aoife Hurley. Canoeing: Roisin Cahill,  Cycling: Luke Cullen, Sam Moloney. Equestrian: Sadhbh Bolger, Mark McDonagh, Heather O Connor.  Football: Sean Powter, Eoghan McLaughlin, Emmet McMahon, Conor Flaherty, Aaron Griffin, Darragh Cashman, Darragh Murray, Jack Glynn, Mark Dempsey. Handball: Niamh Heffernan, Hockey: Leah Cleary, Aoibheann Collins Hurling: Mark Rodgers, Bryan O Mara, Thomas (TJ) Brennan, Colin Coughlan, Cathal O Neill, Micheal Kiely, Sean Twomey, Brian O Grady. Kayaking: Eidin Dowling. Ladies Football: Niamh O Connor, Rosanna Landers, Erika O Shea,Nicola Ward, Aoife Molloy, Aisling Reidy, Dara Kiniry, Siofra O Shea. Rowing: Kealan Mannix, Lauren O Brien, Rory O Neill, Christine Kirwan, Ryan Spelman, Luke Sutton, Niamh Coffey, Caoimhe O Sullivan, Amy Barrett. Rugby: Aoife Mary Corey, Lily Brady, Richard Wallace, Kieran O Shea, Jay Traynor, Alana McInerney, Kate Flannery,  Jack Oliver, Tony Butler, Evan O Connell. Soccer: Gillian Keenan, Alannah Mitchell, Tom carney, Dearbhaile Beirne, Theo Joyce, Eoin Redmond. Snooker: Mark Gleeson, Swimming: Cadan McCarthy, Finn McGeever, Eoin Corby, Eimear Doyle, Andrew Feenan, Diarmuid Sutton, Maria Godden, (Edmond) Neddie Irwin, Sam Winston, Jeremy Bagshaw, Jack Cassin, Danielle Farrell. Taekwon-do: Paul Heavin. Triathlon: Aaron Doherty, Sabian Kulczynski,  Volleyball: Gareth Gilmartin, Sophie Quinlivan Nolan, Woman’s Coaching: Sophie Moroney, Caera Grady.

The 95 – 2021/22 Sports Scholarship Students:

Athletics: Ciara Neville, Sophie Meredith, Jack Mitchell, Conor Cusack, Miriam Daly, Laura Nally, Luke O Carroll, Darragh Miniter, Oisin Lane, Basketball: Dylan Dunne, Liam Kinsella, Tiarnan O Donnell, Jack Coyne, Holli Dunne, Rioghan Murphy, Eoghan Donaghy, Conor Coghlan,  Camogie: Annie Fitzgerald, Siobhan McGrath, Casey Hennessy, Sophie O Callaghan, Marian Quaid, Kate Lynch, Allanah Ryan, Dearbhla Egan, Canoeing: Roisin Cahill, Equestrian: Robyn Moran, Sadhbh Bolger, Mark McDonagh  Football: David Clifford, Sean Powter, Paul Maher, Stefan Okunbor, Eoghan McLaughlin, Maurice Shanley, Emmet McMahon Golf: Jonathan Keane, William Eickholt,  Handball: Niamh Heffernan, Hockey: Leah Cleary, Hurling: Mark Rodgers, Bryan O Mara, Thomas Brennan, Cian Galvin, Billy Power, Colin Coughlan, Cathal O Neill,  Ladies Football: Hannah O Donoghue, Fiadhna Tangney, Niamh O Connor, Rosanna Landers, Lynsey Noone, Roisin Ambrose, Erika O Shea,  Mountain Biking: Leah Maunsell, Rowing: Kealan Mannix, Lauren O Brien, Rory O Neill, Clara O Brien, Christine Kirwan, Ryan Spelman, Luke Sutton, Niamh Coffey, Rugby: Claire Bennett, Aoife Mary Corey, Lily Brady, Richard Wallace, Kieran O Shea, Jay Traynor, Alana McInerney, Jack Oliver, Tony Butler,  Soccer: Adam Foley, Edmond O Dwyer, Evan O Connor, Gillian Keenan, Alannah Mitchell, Sean McCormack, Tom carney, Dearbhaile Beirne, Snooker: Mark Gleeson, Swimming: Cadan McCarthy, Finn McGeever,  Jack Grace, Eoin Corby, Eimear Doyle, Andrew Feenan, Diarmuid Sutton, Maria Godden, Neddie Irwin, Sam Winston,  Triathlon: Tiernan Burke, Fabian Managan, Aaron Doherty, Shauna Doellken, Sabian Kulczynski, Volleyball: Gareth Gilmartin.

The 90 – 2020/21 Sports Scholarship Students:

Athletics: Ciara Neville, Sharlene Mawdsley, Sophie Meredith, Jack Mitchell, Cathal Crosbie, Conor Cusack, Miriam Daly, Laura Nally Basketball: Dylan Dunne, Liam Kinsella, Tiarnan O Donnell, Stephen Commins, Jack Coyne, Holli Dunne,  Camogie: Annie Fitzgerald, Siobhan McGrath, Casey Hennessy, Sophie O Callaghan, Doireann Murphy, Marian Quaid, Hannah O Leary,  Cycling: Darragh O Mahony, Equestrian: Robyn Moran, Sadhbh Bolger,  Football: Ryan O Donoghue, Micheal Reidy, Stephen Ryan, David Clifford, Sean Powter, Paul Maher, Golf: Jonathan Keane, William Eickholt,  Handball: Niamh Heffernan, Hockey: Sinead Loughran, Hurling: Ronan Lynch, Michael Carey, Jake Morris, Brian McGrath, Mark Rodgers, Martin Keoghan, Bryan O Mara, Thomas Brennan, Barry Hogan,  Ladies Football: Fiona McHale, Anna Galvin, Ailbhe Davoren, Hannah O Donoghue, Caoimhe McGrath, Fiadhna Tangney, Niamh O Connor, Rosanna Landers,  Mountain Biking: Leah Maunsell, Rowing: Georgia O Brien, Kealan Mannix, Lauren O Brien, Rory O Neill, Clara O Brien, James O Donovan Rugby: Claire Bennett, Enya Breen, Aoife Mary Corey, Lily Brady, Richard Wallace, Kieran O Shea, Jay Traynor, Alana McInerney,  Soccer: Adam Foley, Edmond O Dwyer, Evan O Connor, Gillian Keenan, Alannah Mitchell, Sean McCormack, Tom carney, Dylan Sheahan, Snooker: Mark Gleeson, Swimming: Cadan McCarthy, Finn McGeever,  Jack Grace, Eoin Corby, Eimear Doyle, Andrew Feenan, Diarmuid Sutton,  Triathlon: Constantine Doherty, Tiernan Burke, Fabian Managan, Cillian Tierney, Aaron Doherty, Shauna Doellken, Sabian Kulczynski, Volleyball: Gareth Gilmartin.

The 79 – 2019/20 Sports Scholarship Students:

Athletics: Ciara Neville, Sharlene Mawdsley, Sophie Meredith, Jack Mitchell, Cathal Crosbie, Basketball: Aaron Whelan, Dylan Dunne, Liam Kinsella, Fiona Scally, Camogie: Beth Carton, Roisin Howard, Clare Hehir, Ciara Grogan, Karen Kennedy, Andrea O Keffee, Annie Fitzgerald, Siobhan McGrath, Cycling: Aaron Doherty,  Football: Keelan Sexton, Gavin White, James Carr, Fionn McDonagh, Hugh Bourke, Eoghan Lawless, Darragh Bohannon, Ryan O Donoghue, Micheal Reidy, Chris Jones, Stephen Ryan, Brian Begley, Jack Kennedy, Handball: Niamh Heffernan, Hockey: Sinead Loughran, Hurling: Kyle Hayes, Jack Shelly, Ronan Lynch, Shane Golden, Michael Carey, Jake Morris, Ross Hayes, Dean Mason, Brian McGrath, Mark Rodgers,  Ladies Football: Eimear Scally, Fiona McHale, Anna Galvin, Joanne Cregg, Caoimhe McGrath, Shauna Howley, Aisling Kelleher, Ailbhe Davoren, Hannah O Donoghue, Mountain Biking: Leah Maunsell, Rowing: Georgia O Brien, Aoibhinn Keating, Kealan Mannix, Lauren O Brien, Rory O Neill, Clara O Brien, Rugby: Claire Bennett, Enya Breen, Aoife Mary Corey, Lily Brady, Richard Wallace, Kieran O Shea, Jamie Shanahan, Soccer: Adam Foley, Alan Murphy, Edmond O Dwyer, Evan O Connor, Gillian Keenan, Swimming: Cadan McCarthy,