Sport Scholarship athlete Tommy Walsh who plays hurling for club and county talks sport and how he balances sport and studying business 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: Tommy Walsh
Course: Bachelor of Business Accounting Stream
Highest achievements to date?
Intermediate All Ireland club hurling final and county final with my club Tullaroan
What is your favourite memory from your sporting career so far?
The intermediate county final with Tullaroan
What is your personal aim this year?
To win an All-Ireland with Kilkenny
Who was your sporting idol growing up?
JJ Delaney and Tommy Walsh
How do you prepare for each event?
By eating the right food and drinking enough water the week of a match, and plenty of sleep.
What advice would you give to athletes wanting to improve?
To enjoy what you love doing and be prepared to put in the hard work to improve.
What do you do to relax/unwind?
Spend time with my friends
How do you balance work/college/training?
By trying to organize my college work around training so I can get the most out of my trainings.
What was the best advise you were ever given?
To go for every ball like it’s my last
Do you get nervous before big races/competitions and if so how do you deal with it?
Yeah I do but nerves are normal, if I wasn’t nervous I would know something isn’t right. You know your team mates are also nervous so it helps knowing we are there to help each other through it on the pitch.
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.