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Connacht GAA Student Bursary Awards 2023

March 4th, 2023

Connacht GAA Student Bursary Awards 2023

A record number of third level students have been awarded by the Connacht GAA in their annual student bursary awards at a ceremony which took place in the Connacht GAA Centre on Friday 3rd March 2023.

The bursary scheme has been in place for thirteen years and awards members of the association who are active members in their higher education club. A record number of 62 promising young Connacht GAA players and administrators have been included in the province’s annual bursary scheme. All five Connacht counties are represented in the initiative which provides financial assistance to students who have displayed potential and commitment on the Gaelic games front.

“The purpose of this bursary scheme is to honour young people who have excelled in the GAA,” said Connacht GAA Council Games manager Cathal Cregg. “This year we have selected 45 outstanding people, all of whom will contribute to the GAA club and life in their colleges, while also young administrators who are involved in their college as team trainers, club officers, and in other crucial roles.”

Padraig McGourty, Chairman of the provincial Third Level Committee and delegate to the National Third Level Committee, thanked the council for the provision of the Bursary Scheme as it acknowledged the enormous work carried out by students in promoting Gaelic games in the third level sector.

President of the Comhairle Connacht, John Murphy, paid tribute to the parents and guardians of these recipients in supporting these young people with both their academic and sporting lives. He complimented the recipients on their achievements to date however he maintained that it was important that young people should strive for a balance with both their studies and sport. He acknowledged the role of the third level Games officers and the various volunteers, both student and staff, in their promotion of Gaelic games in the third level sector.

A full gallery of photos of the evening will be available on our Facebook page!

The list of recipients are as follows;


College Name Code Course Club County
UL Adam Gallagher Football LM095 Curry Gaa Sligo
ATU Alan McGlynn Hurling Energy Engineering St Thomas GAA Galway
Trinity College Dublin Ava Lambert Dual Law and Political Science Westport Mayo
University of Galway Barry Murphy Hurling Arts Gort Galway
UL Ben McHale Football Computer Science Castlebar Mitchels Mayo
University of Galway Caoimhe Cleary Ladies Gaelic Law and Human Rights Barna Galway
UCD Cathal O Hanlon Hurling/Handball Health and Performance Science Ballinasloe Galway
University of Galway Chloe Miskell Ladies Gaelic Professional Master of Education Kilkerrin Clonberne Galway
TU Dublin Cian Hanley Football Business and Management Ballaghaderreen Mayo
UL Cian McHale Football Arts Moy Davitts Mayo
University of Galway Cian McHale Football Commerce Park Keelogues Crimlin Mayo
DCU Cian O Connell Football Business Studies Ballinrobe Mayo
ATU Connemara Ciaran Reynolds Football Design Graphic Construction Gortletteragh Leitrim
DCU Cillian Dolan Hurling Actuarial and Finance Maths Ahadcragh/Fohenagh Galway
University of Galway Colin Murray Football Bachelor of Arts Mountbellew Galway
ATU Sligo Conall Doyle Football BSC Honours in Computer Networks Kiltubrid Leitrim
UL Connell Dempsey Football BA Criminal Justice Knockmore Mayo
ATU Galway Conor Hackett Dual Manufacturing Engineering St Marys Leitrim
DCU Conor McMorrow Football Bachelor of Education Shamrock Gaels Sligo
DCU Cormac Finn Handball Physical Education with Mathematics Ballymote Sligo
TU Dublin Daniel McLoughlin Football Engineering Fenagh St Caillins Leitrim
UL Danny McWeeney Football LM082 Kiltubrid Leitrim
University of Galway Darragh Heneghan Football Commerce Michael Glaveys Roscommon
ATU Galway Darren Shaughnessy Hurling Energy Engineering Loughrea Galway
Trinity College Dublin David O Connell Football History St Marys Leitrim
Trinity College Dublin Diarmuid O Brien Hurling Pharmacy Ahadcragh/Fohenagh Galway
ATU Sligo Eilis Keane Football Health Science Machale Rovers Mayo
DCU Eoghan Smith Football Law and Society Drumclifee Roses Point Sligo
University of Galway Eoin Lawless Hurling Bachelor of Arts Athenry Galway
UL Feidhlim O Donnell Dual Bachelor of Arts Tourlestrane Sligo
UL Fenton Kelly Football Bioscience Davitts Gaa Mayo
ATU Galway Gary Fox Hurling Quantity Surveying Carnmore Galway
UL Gavin Duffy Football Physical Eduation with Mathematics Enniscrone/Kilglass Sligo
TUS Athlone Jack Dowd Football Sports Science and Rehabilitaton Annaghdown Galway
UL Jack Fallon Football Construction Management & Engineering Mayo Gaels Mayo
University of Galway Jack Folan Football Arts with Children Studies St James Galway
UL Jack Mahon Football Exercise and health fitness management Charlestown Sarsfields Mayo
DCU Jenna Mortimer Ladies Gaelic PE with Maths Hollymount LGFA Mayo
UL Jennifer Hughes Camogie Physiotherapy Carnmore Galway
UL Joshua O Connor Hurling Exercise and health fitness management Kinvara Galway
UL Kate Nolan Ladies Gaelic Psychology & Sociology St Brigids Roscommon
DCU Kayla Breheny Ladies Gaelic Economics Politics and Law St Mary’s GAA Sligo
University of Galway Kieran Hanrahan Hurling Commerce Loughrea Galway
DCU Lee Deignan Football PE and Biology Shamrock Gaels Sligo
University of Galway Liam O Reilly Hurling Health & Safety Castlegar Galway
DCU Luke Glennon Football Marketing Innovation & Technology Boyle Roscommon
TUS Midlands Luke Marren Football Bed TEG teaching Bunninadden Gaa Sligo
MICL Matt Henry Football Bachelor of Education Eastern Harps Sligo
UCD Matthew Clavin Football Business and Law Bunninadden Gaa Sligo
UL Michael McGrath Admin Sport & Exercise Science Boyle Roscommon
ATU Galway Niall Treacy Football Applied biology and science Davitts Gaa Mayo
UL Oisin Bohan Football Law and Accounting St Marys Kiltoghert Leitrim
University of Galway Oisin Flannery Hurling 3BG4 St Thomas GAA Galway
UL Oisin Gorman Football LM095 Bunninadden Gaa Sligo
DCU Patrick Chambers Football Physical Education with Mathematics Burrishoole Mayo
ATU Sligo Rhys Henry Football Sports with Business Tubbercurry Sligo
University of Galway Ruben Davitt Hurling Geography and Geosystems Oranmore Maree Galway
University of Galway Saoirse Timothy Ladies Gaelic Medicine Parke Keelogues Crimlin Mayo
UCD Sean Trundle Dual Engineering St Brigids/Four Roads Roscommon
University of Galway Shane Morgan Hurling Bachelor of Arts Loughrea Hurling Club Galway
TU- Dublin Shane Smith Football Construction Management St Caillins Leitrim
Ulster University Belfast Tomas Goldrick Football Business Studies Charlestown Sarsfields Mayo