Ray O’Dwyer representedIreland in the World Paralympic Games in Christchurch, New Zealand and the
world junior games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Munster Cross Countrywinners
Ashbourne Cup Winners
Katrina Parrock and Anne Dalton won All Star Awards
Stacey Redmond and Katrina Parrock won an All Ireland Camogie title with Wexford
Giles Cup Winners
Munster Junior Winners
All Ireland Intermediate Winners
Noel Connors received an All Star Award
Timmy Hammersley won a senior All Ireland medal with Tipperary;
Brian O’Meara won a senior and under 21 All Ireland with Tipperary
Justin Howley and Martin Sheehan won gold at the intervarsities.
Maria Delahunty won a Division 1 colleges soccer All Star and was selected on Irish Colleges’ team.
Clare Conlon was selected for the Irish Colleges’ team.
Kevin Burns represented the Irish Colleges Team
Simon Nelson, Fionn McSwiney, Derek Butler, Shane Roche and Lorcan Smyth represented the Munster Colleges team in the interprovincial colleges final
Colm Dowling was Irish Open Champion in the 50m Backstroke
WIT won the Men’s 200m SC medley relay in the National Intervarsity’s
Cen Breathnach won the Men’s 100m Freestyle in the National Intervarsity’s
Colm Dowling won the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Individual Medley in the National Intervarsity’s
Cen Breathnach, Eddie Healy, Colm Dowling and Tommy Bergin represented Ireland in the Celtic Nations’ swim team
WIT Sports Star of the Year:
Anne Dalton, Camogie
WIT Societies Personality of the Year:
Tadhg Casey, Architecture
The following are a selection of people that have gone through Waterford IT and successfully married their Sporting and Academic careers. Since graduating all have gone on to achieve success at the highest level.
Michael Walsh - Hurling, Waterford
Waterford IT 2001 to 2006
Completed his MA in Business and Finance in Waterford IT in 2006, first made his mark as a footballer when helping Waterford defeat both Cork and Kerry to win the Munster Under 21 Football Championship in 2003. Came to prominence as a hurler in the Fitzgibbon Final of 2004 and went on to clinch his place on the Waterford Senior Hurling team that won the Munster Championship that year.
Michael “Brick” Walsh is currently centre back of the Waterford Senior Hurling team and has three Fitzgibbon Cup winners medals with WIT as well as an All Star at centre back in 2009.
Henry Shefflin - Hurling, Kilkenny
Waterford IT 1997 to 2002
Business Studies Graduate, made the Kilkenny senior team in his second year, has so many hurling honours it would be difficult to list them all. He has been selected on a number of All-Star teams, has 2 Fitzgibbon medals with Waterford IT as well as numerous All Ireland medals in all grades with Kilkenny.
In 2006 he was selected as the RTE Irish Sports Personality of the Year and was awarded both the Vodafone and Texaco Hurler of the Year.
Declan Browne - Football, Tipperary
Waterford IT 1997 to 2000
Won his first football All Star in 1998, the first Tipperary footballer ever to win one. Playing in what would be considered a weaker football county he went on to win another All Star football award in 2003. Declan has also captained his county to the Tommy Murphy Cup in 2005.
As a student he won 2 Fitzgibbon Cup medals and while here in WIT he described himself as a footballer that tried to hurl.
Sinead Nealon - Camogie, Tipperary
Waterford IT 1992 to 1999
Sinead Nealon arrived as a Recreation and Leisure Management student in Waterford IT in 1992 and just a few weeks later she played in the winning Tipp side in the Junior All Ireland Final. From there she has gone on to have a hugely successful sporting career with both WIT and her native county.
She has Purcell Cup, Ashbourne Cup and Colleges Division 1 League medals for WIT as well as Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Medals for Tipperary.
Karen Shinkins - Athletics, Dublin
Waterford IT 1994 to 1998
Business Studies Graduate, a member of the Dublin City Harriers Athletic Club, represented Ireland in the European Championships in her final year in WIT reaching the semi final stages of the 400 meters. Went on to represent Ireland in all of the major indoor and outdoor championships including the Sydney Olympics.
She won a Bronze Medal in the European Indoor Championships in 2002. In July 2004 Karen won the Women's 400m National Title for the 8th time.