Gallery: Reception for Waterford Senior Hurling Team at WIT Arena

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Pictured from left Prof Willie Donnelly, Derek McGrath and WIT PhD Noel Connors

Pictured from left Prof Willie Donnelly, Derek McGrath and WIT PhD Noel Connors

WIT held a reception for the Waterford Senior Hurling Team on Wednesday, 13th September in the WIT Arena to recognise the achievement of the team

Approx. half of the Waterford panel for the All-Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday, 3 September 2017 studied at Waterford Institute of Technology. The Institute has a strong GAA record – this year WIT GAA club celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Courses at the Institute’s Department of Sport and Exercise Science, and Department of Graduate Business are the two most popular areas for hurlers to study.

The WIT students on the Waterford panel are:

Noel Connors (Passage) Noel Connors: Current WIT PhD Business student  doing research on club leadership within the GAA.
Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion) Austin Gleeson: Current third year Business student and sports scholarship student.

Shane McNulty: Current third year Business student and sports scholarship student. Fitzgibbon cup with WIT in 2014 at centre-forward.

WIT alumni are: 

Stephen O'Keeffe: Former WIT Business student who won the Fitzgibbon cup with WIT in 2014, playing in goal
Shane Fives (Tourin): Shane Fives: Former Recreation and Sport Management student who, as a first year, won the Fitzgibbon cup with WIT in 2008 on the half back line.

Kevin Moran (De La Salle) Former WIT Fitzgibbon cup winning captain in 2008.

Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner) Former WIT Business Management Masters student. 
Jake Dillon (De La Salle) Former WIT Recreation and Sport Management

Michael Walsh (Stradbally) Former WIT Business Masters student and three-time Fitzgibbon cup winner with WIT 2003, 2004, 2006.

Stephen Roche: Former WIT Business Management Masters student. He won a Fitzgibbon Cup with WIT in 2014 at midfield.

There are also WIT links in the backroom team, including:

Stephen Barrett, Waterford Nutritionist, is a lecturer in the Department of Sport & Exercise Science. He is also a current PhD student at WIT.

Gary Walsh, Waterford’s strength and conditioning coach, is a former student of Department of Sport and Exercise Science where he studied Recreation and Sport Management. 

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