Camogie All-Ireland offers clash of the classmates

Pictured is Laura Treacy (left)

Pictured is Laura Treacy (left)

WIT camogie All-Ireland 2016 connections include 16 past and present students as well as the WIT senior camogie management team

Two classmates at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) will face each other in the battle for the Camogie All-Ireland on 11 September.

General Nursing students Laura Treacy (Cork) and Julieann Malone (Kilkenny) will battle it out against each other in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals 2016. 

WIT Ashbourne Cup winning team captains for 2009, 2011, and 2012 are spread across the Kilkenny Intermediate and Senior teams.

Altogether six current WIT students and 10 former students will represent their counties across three matches at Croke Park on Sunday.

The Premier Junior final features Carlow versus Armagh at 12 noon and is Live on RTE Player. Cork and Kilkenny face each other in both the Intermediate final at 2pm and the eagerly anticipated senior final at 4pm – both which are televised on RTÉ TV.

Playing against Armagh on the Carlow Premier Junior team are Ciara Quirke who is a Bachelor of Business student and Michelle Nolan who is on the Exercise & Health Studies course at WIT.

Three former students of WIT are playing for Kilkenny’s Intermediate team. The team is captained by Aine Fahy, a Legal Studies graduate. She’s joined by Keeva Fennelly a former Bachelor of Business (hons) student, and captain of WIT Ashbourne winning team in 2009. On the subs bench is Noelle Maher a former student of the Bachelor of Business (hons) Recreation and Leisure.

Playing for Kilkenny’s Senior Team are Business Studies student Miriam Walsh, Meighan Farrell who is a student on the Early Childhood Studies course and Julieann Malone a nursing student who is up against her classmate Laura Treacy on the Cork team.

Also on the Kilkenny Senior panel seven former students Colette Dormer (Architectural Technology), Edwina Keane: (Bachelor of Business Recreation and Sport Management), Ashbourne winning captain in 2011 and WIT Sportstar of the Year in 2011 Ann Dalton (Legal Studies), Denise Gaule (Bachelor of Business (Hons), Ashbourne winning captain of WIT in 2012, Katie Power (Business Studies), Shelly Farrell (Exercise & Health Studies), and Kilkenny captain Michelle Quilty (Bachelor of Business (Hons) Recreation and Sport Management and MA in Sports Psychology).

A further WIT tie-in is that the Kilkenny senior team is managed by the trio who have been managing WIT senior camogie side for past 2 years, achieving the Ashbourne title in 2015 in their first year in charge. They are: Ann Downey, Paddy Mullally and Conor Phelan - Conor Phelan a WIT graduate of the Bachelor of Business Recreation and Leisure course and is currently back undertaking the Masters in Business Studies part time and is GAA Development Officer at WIT.

Four of the students are on the Sports Scholarship scheme they are Gold Scholarship student Laura Treacy, Carlow’s Michelle Nolan and Kilkenny camogie players Miriam Walsh and Meighan Farrell. The deadline for 2016/17 sports scholarship scheme is Monday, 12 September.

WIT with its newly opened €20m WIT Arena, Sports Scholarship Programme, and a range of programmes spanning the health, sport and exercise science field continues to attract sporting students from all over Ireland. WIT's Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science offers students a broad range of undergraduate programmes in Recreation and Sport Management, Coaching and Sports Performance, Exercise and Health Studies and Health Promotion. The Department's postgraduate programmes include Sport and Exercise Psychology. 

The WIT Arena will be the pride of the south east from a sporting, health and wellbeing venue, an educational facility that 650 students will get to use for classes; and gym and sports facilities students can avail of at student rates.

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