Twelve Wexford students awarded scholarships in IT Carlow

By AMy Lewis

Published 25/03/2016 | 00:00

Pictured with Dr. Patricia Mulcahy, President of IT Carlow, IT Carlow Registrar David Denieffe and Vice President of Finance Cormac O'Toole are Ian Hawkins, Cathal Byrne, Thomas Murphy, Seamus Kennedy, Catherine Kinsella, Irina Karpenko, Aisling Sheridan Pope.
Pictured with Dr. Patricia Mulcahy, President of IT Carlow, IT Carlow Registrar David Denieffe and Vice President of Finance Cormac O'Toole are Ian Hawkins, Cathal Byrne, Thomas Murphy, Seamus Kennedy, Catherine Kinsella, Irina Karpenko, Aisling Sheridan Pope.

Twelve Wexford students proved they were top of their class when they were awarded academic and sports scholarships by IT Carlow last week.

Sports scholarships were awarded to Ryan Delaney from New Ross and Rianna Jarrett from Wexford town for soccer. Meanwhile, Joseph Carley from Enniscorthy and Denise Deering from Gorey received scholarships for rugby. These scholarships will provide financial and academic support, coaching, injury rehabilitation, mentoring and free access to IT Carlow's sports facilities.

Meanwhile, eight other local students were awarded academic scholarships, three at Wexford campus and five based at the main campus in Carlow. These were: Ian Hawkins from Enniscorthy (Bachelor of Arts in Accounting); Cathal Byrne from Gorey (Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering); Thomas Murphy from Enniscorthy (Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science); Seamus Kennedy from Enniscorthy (Bachelor of Science in Software Development); Catherine Kinsella from Gorey (Bachelor of Arts in Product Design Innovation); Irina Karpenko from New Ross (Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care); Aisling Sheridan Pope from Enniscorthy (BA in Applied Social studies - Professional Social care) and Laura Flood from Piercestown.

A total of 44 academic scholarships and 81 gold and elite sports scholarships were awarded for the 2015/ 2016 academic year.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of IT Carlow, said: 'Our academic scholarships recognise the significant achievement of our first year students who excelled in the Leaving Certificate and who are now undertaking degree programme across our various faculties.'

'Our sports scholars demonstrate the dedication of balancing academic ability with significant sporting achievements - achievements that contribute to IT Carlow's significant sports renown, as well as to Irish sport itself.'

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