Sports Scholarships Awarded

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A total of 55 Sports Scholarships awarded at LYIT

A total of 55 Sports Scholarships were awarded in LYIT on Monday last (24 February) to full-time students who are committed members of the Sports Programme.

Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, presented the awards at a lunch in the Mount Errigal Hotel and thanked the successful scholars for their efforts in both team and individual sports. He noted, in particular, the teams such as the GAA Men’s team reaching the semi-final stages of the Sigerson Cup, the GAA Ladies team who are currently competing in the Moynihan Cup, the Ladies Soccer team progressing to the semi-final of the O’Regan Cup and the Men’s Soccer team who are semi-finalists in the CUFL League.

In terms of individual sports, Paul paid tribute to the National Boxing Champion at LYIT and wished all the LYIT boxers success in the forthcoming Third Level Boxing Championships. Paul also complimented the winning scholars in achieving the correct balance of sporting and academic progress and stressed the importance of continuing this in to the future. He stated that sporting success has been a long term goal of LYIT and the Institute is happy with the progress made by team and individual representatives to this end.

Paul also highlighted the funding recently secured for the development of new sporting facilities, and said this was a testament to the growth in sport across all categories within LYIT.

Paul concluded by thanking Paddy Gallagher and Josephine Wilson for planning and organising this successful event.

28 Feb 2020