Bachelor of Business student at WIT Conor Murray, received a sports scholarship from the institute for his contribution to his sport, Gaelic football.
Third year Bachelor of Business (Hons) student at WIT, Conor Murray, received a sports scholarship from the Institute for his contribution to his sport, Gaelic football.
As part of the Sports Scholarship Programme, recipients are given a number of supports including financial assistance, physiotherapy and grinds, to name just a few.
“I found the talks on nutrition this year very beneficial, we were given these through the scholarship. The free use of the college gym came in handy too when I’m busy with study because it’s only a minute walk from the library,” Conor said.
Conor, from Rathgormack, county Waterford chose to study at WIT because of the easy travel route from home, “It gave me an opportunity to live at home while doing a course I wanted to do. It also allowed me to continue training with the teams I am involved with at home.”
According to Conor, he has been playing Gaelic football since he was just five years old and trains between five and six times every week.
WIT’s Sports Scholarship Programme offers an athlete led development programme which focuses on supporting the overall development of high performance athletes in a wide range of sports. The programme gives talented athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting and academic career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete.
When figuring out how to juggle college life, his social life and his passion for Gaelic football, Conor says, “I like to get the college work done and once it’s handed in, that takes a whole load of pressure off me. Once there’s no pressure I can enjoy training. Then meet with friends for lunch during the week or the weekend.”