Two Limerick students awarded UCC sports scholarships

Main Quadrangle, UCC. Photo: Tomas Tyner, UCC.

TWO Limerick students have been awarded sports scholarships from University College Cork (UCC).

Orlaith Kelleher from Adare and Sarah O’Brien from Abbeyfeale were awarded University College Cork’s UCC Sport Scholarships for 2023/2024.

Both Orlaigh and Sarah were awarded for their skills in camogie.

The two Limerick awardees are among 98 students from across Ireland to be given sports scholarships from UCC, which aims to support athletes achieve their full potential.

Through the scholarship programme students are supported to develop and progress in their journey as talented athletes and meeting their academic goals through the UCC Sport Performance Programme.

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Speaking at the announcement of this year’s scholars, UCC president John O’Halloran said: “UCC values and recognises our outstanding student athletes and the major contribution they make to themselves, sports, their communities, families, and schools.”

“We thank our extraordinary coaches, volunteers, clubs executive and staff who are supporting them.”

Morgan Buckley, head of UCC Sport, added: “Congratulations to all our teams and athletes. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and their coaches, volunteers, and clubs who support them with our great staff and services in UCC.”

“The services we can provide to our performance teams and athletes are greatly enhanced by the UCC Sport scholarship programme.  Our priority is to ensure they can balance their studies and sport.”