Sport Scholarship athlete Darryl Walsh who is part of Cobh Ramblers FC talks sport and how he balances sport and his business studies at WIT
Every academic year, WIT provides up to 60 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between three awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline: Elite, Sport Scholarship & Emerging Talent. Apply at http://www.wit.ie/vikingsportscholarship
Name: Darryl Walsh
Club: Cobh Ramblers FC
Course: Bachelor of Business
1. Highest achievement to date
Captaining the Irish team v England in 2018 and also winning the Centenary shield with Ireland the following year
2. Favourite memory from sport so far:
Going to the u17 European Championship in Croatia with the Irish squad
3. What is your personal aim this year
To make the Irish colleges team and to get 15 First Division matches under my belt with Cobh
4. Who was your sporting idol growing up?
Vincent Kompany. Plays the same position and I just love his leadership on and off the field.
5. How do you prepare for each match?
Follow the same routine before each game, very important for me mentally as once I know I’ve done
the routine I know I’m ready for the match
6. What advice would you give to athletes wanting to improve?
Work hard and don’t let anyone ever tell you, you can’t do something
7. What do you do to relax/unwind?
I’m watching a few series’ on Netflix at the moment so usually watch them
8. How do you balance work/training/college?
It’s tough going to juggle all the different aspects in life but usually a weekly planner or that is a good way.
9. What is the best advice you were ever given?
Winners work hard and losers make excuses
10. Do you get nervous before competitions?
Definitely but I feel that nerves are a way of your body telling you you’re ready for the game.
About the Sports Scholarship Programme at WIT
Offers an athlete-led development programme aimed at 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.