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Scholarship Athlete of the Month



Tamara Furlong


Tamara a first year Exercise and Health Student had a terrific season with the Wexford Youths Womens team as they won their first ever FAI Womens Cup title. Tamara came off the bench to help her team win the cup by saving a crucial penalty after extra time. 


Tamara also plays a huge role with the college Ladies Soccer team.

We look forward to seeing Tamara progess in both her sporting and academic career in the future. 




Miriam Walsh 


Miriam from Kilkenny has had a perfect season so far with her club Tullaroan.


Miriam won the Intermediate County Camogie Final where she received Player of the Match and she has just recently helped her team win the Intermediate Leinster Camogie Final.

Tullaroan will now progress onto the All Ireland Intermediate Club semi final.

Miriam a 2nd year student studying Business plays a huge role on the Kilkenny camogie team along with the WIT camogie team. 

We wish her all the best in the  All Ireland Intermediate Club semi final.



Hayley Fitzsimons


Hayley was selected to represent Ireland in the IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships which was held in Doha, Qatar on October 22nd – 31st. This was Hayley's first time representing Ireland in a World Championship. fg

 Hayley from Waterford competed in the  F40 Class Shot Put event and was part of a team which comprised of three male and six female athletes. Over 1400 athletes from 100  countries competed in 214 medal events in Doha, which was held in the 12,000 capacity Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium in the Qatar Sports Club.  

Hayley threw a lifetime best in the final of her event; the F40 Shot Put to claim fifth place overall.




Michael O'Loughlin


MichaelOMichael competed in the World Junior Cycling Championships in  Richmond, Virgina, USA on the 19th- 27th September where he  represented Ireland. He raced in both the Men’s Time Trial and Road Race events.

Michael also competed in the European Track Championships that was held in Athens, Greece earlier this summer where he set a new  National Junior record in the Men's Junior 3km pursuit.

In the Men’s Time Trial he placed an amazing 8th place where five out of the seven riders ahead of him were all in their second, and  final, year in that category, putting him in line for medal contention next year.  Michael also finished best of the Irish in 38th position in the Junior Men’s Road Race.





Gavin Young  

Gavin who is a member of the Birr Golf Club in county Tipperary is a Silver Scholarship recipient. 


Gavin competed in his first golfing tournament of the season recently which was the Fota Island Senior Scratch Cup. Gavin finished 3rd overall whcih was a great start to his season. 

Gavin is currently studying Exercise & Health Studies and is in his 3rd year of study. 


The beast advice Gavin was ever given was "probably the motto - fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It's true for everything in life whether its exams or in a sporting way. The more effort and practice you put in the bigger the rewards". 

Most of Gavins tournaments are in the summer so we look forward to seeing him progress over the coming months. 


Jack Dooley 

Congratulations to Basketball Scholarship student Jack Dooley who has been selected as Athlete of the Month for February. Jack helped the WIT Basketball team finish 3rd in the league and was also the top scorer in the south division of Ireland.


Jack has also just been selected onto the Midlands Senior Men's Team that will compete in the Inter Regionals in May. Well done.




Michelle Nolan 

Michelle Nolan a Bronze Sports Scholarship recipient who is from Myshall Co. Carlow. 


Michelle was a key member of the Myshall camogie team that competed in Leinster  Intermediate Final in November. Michelle a 1st Year student studying Exercise and Health Studies also plays a massive role on the WIT Camogie Team. 

Michelle has just recently been selected as the camogie winner of the County Carlow/Nationalist Sports Award and will be presented with her award at a ceremony in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow in mid February.