Wexford sportstar will mentor new business scholarship

Published 28/04/2015 | 00:00

A number of Wexford sportstars attended the launch of the first graduate business scholarship programme for county GAA players last week.

Camogie star Ursula Jacob and hurler Harry Kehoe attended the launch which is a joint initiative between the Women's Gaelic Players Association (WGPA), the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Waterford Institute of Technology.

The School of Business at WIT is providing four scholarships on the Institute's flagship Master of Business Administration (MBA) or on one of the streams on the Master of Business Studies (MBS), two for GPA members and two for members of the recently formed WGPA

Speaking about the programme, Dr Tom O'Toole, Head of the School of Business said: 'High level sports achievement and business are intrinsically linked. The dedication to excellence of the women and men Gaelic players is legendary and we are delighted to announce this initiative to support our national amateur sports people on this unique occasion.'

The Executive MBA at Waterford Institute of Technology will help graduates to develop skills and learn concepts that will accelerate their careers and serve them throughout their professional lives.

WIT is signed up to the athlete friendly institution protocol. The Institute has a fantastic support system for players including a scholarship service that is delivered by Ursula Jacob, current Wexford Camogie player and a mentoring service led by Noel Connors, Waterford hurler, that helps students manage their various study and playing commitments.

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