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DIT honours 42 elite student-athletes at the top of their game

Posted: 20 November, 2017

DIT celebrated its elite student-athletes last week when 42 new students were formally awarded a place on the Institute’s 2017-18 Elite Athlete Support Programme.

Dublin Camogie player Ellen McGovern pictured with Dr Noel O'Connor & Sinéad McNulty

The students represent a wide range of sports - from Gaelic games, rugby and soccer to hockey, sailing and ski – as well as a wide range of academic disciplines. Among those in attendance and presented with an award on the night included a world champion, several inter-county GAA players and a number of Olympic 2020 hopefuls.

 

Sean Waddilove (Sailing) - Sean is currently on the Irish Olympic Development Team hoping to qualify for the next Olympics.

Joe Byrne (Rugby) – Ireland U20 Player

Conor Loftus  pictured with Dr Noel O'Connor & Sinéad McNulty

Sean Ryan (Kickboxing) - Sean is both a World Cup Winner and European Bronze Medalist

Presenting the awards, ‎Director Of Student Services DIT, Dr Noel O’Connor appreciated the importance of the night and how the event presented him with a wonderful opportunity to meet with the student-athletes who wear the DIT emblem with pride in sports competitions and their parents, families and friends who have supported them. “This night is a unique event on the DIT Calendar, where we meet, the athletes and families of our student-athletes – and hear the stories of what has been involved to ensure their success, the challenges they have overcome – and their ambitions”.

Sinéad McNulty, Head of Sport was delighted to announce and formally honour DIT’s new Elite Athletes who enrich the lives of not only those working in DIT Sport but also the members of the 40 diverse student-led sports clubs “In Clubs, DIT Elite Athletes share their knowledge, expertise and experience and inspire their peers (and all of us working in DIT sport) – to be the best that we can be!”

Elite Athletes honoured at DIT Elite Athlete Presentation Dinner

Name

Surname

Sport

College

Daniel

Foley

Archery

Sciences  & Health

Edel

Monaghan

Athletics

Engineering & Built Environment

Philip

Marron

Athletics

Engineering & Built Environment

Luis

Fillaberto

Basketball

Business

Chantel

Alford

Basketball

Business

Cian

Keogh

Cycling

Business

Ellen

McGovern

Camogie

Sciences & Health

Roisin

Cahill

Camogie

Arts & Tourism

Ciara

McGuigan

Gaelic Football

Business

Conor

Loftus

Gaelic Football

Business

Danny

Kirby

Gaelic Football

Business

Lee

Steacy

Gaelic Football

Arts & Tourism

Liam

Hughes

Gaelic Football

Engineering & Built Environment

Ronan

Shanahan

Gaelic Football

Engineering & Built Environment

Sean

Hurley

Gaelic Football

Business

Shane

Demsey

Gaelic Football

Business

Isabella

Murphy

Hockey

Sciences & Health

Aine

Ryan

Hockey

Sciences & Health

Ben

McHugh

Hurling

Business

David

Keogh

Hurling

Engineering & Built Environment

Eoghan

O’Neill

Hurling

Arts & Tourism

Michelle

O’Herlihy

Kayak

Sciences & Health

Sean

Ryan

Kickboxing

Engineering & Built Environment

Joe

Byrne

Rugby

Business

Mark

O’Keefe

Rugby

Business

Dan

Sheehan

Rugby

Business

Mark

Fabian

Rugby

Business

Declan

Adamson

Rugby

Engineering & Built Environment

Harry

O’Neill

Rugby

Business

Ronan

Hannon

Rugby

Business

Joe

Murphy

Rugby

Arts & Tourism

Casey

White

Rugby

Business

Aaron

Ryan

Rugby League

Engineering & Built Environment

Sean

Waddilove

Sailing

Sciences & Health

Cara

McDowell

Sailing

Engineering & Built Environment

Gary

Skinner

Ski

Business

Ben

Anselmi

Ski

Engineering & Built Environment

Adam

Harney

Soccer

Arts & Tourism

Meadhbh

Deeney

Soccer

Business

Peter

Walsh

Soccer

Engineering & Built Environment

Jordi

Ebanda

Soccer

Engineering & Built Environment

Aaron

Robinson

Soccer

Engineering & Built Environment