A record number of 31 promising young Connacht GAA players and administrators have been included in the province’s annual bursary scheme.
All five Connacht counties are represented in the initiative which provides financial assistance to students who have displayed potential and commitment on the Gaelic games front.
“The purpose of this bursary scheme is to honour young people who have excelled in the GAA,” said Connacht Council games manager John Tobin. “This year we have selected 28 outstanding players, all of whom will contribute to the GAA club and life in their colleges, while also honouring three young administrators who are involved in their college as team trainers, club officers, and in other crucial roles.”
Hurling/Gaelic football – Naos Connaughton (Roscommon ), Froebel College, Dublin;
Gaelic football – Jonathan Ryan (Galway ), GMIT Galway; Edward Hoare, (Galway ) NUIG; Colin Forde (Galway ), UCD; Dermot Reynolds (Leitrim ), IT Sligo; David O’Connor (Leitrim ), UCD; Barry Moran (Mayo ), Athlone IT; Sean Prendergast (Mayo ), DCU; Aidan Campbell (Mayo ), GMIT, Galway; Tom Cunniffe (Mayo ), John Moore University, Liverpool; David Gavin (Mayo ), NUIG; Neil Douglas (Mayo ), NUIG ); Kieran Conroy (Mayo ), NUIG ); Cathal Cregg (Roscommon ), DCU; David Keenan (Roscommon ), DCU; Conor Devanney (Roscommon ), NUI ); Cathal McHugh (Roscommon ), NUIG; Peter Domican (Roscommon ), NUIG; Ronan Brady (Roscommon ), UL; Keelan Cawley (Sligo ), IT, Sligo.
Hurling – Kevin Keehan (Galway ), NUIG; Barry Daly (Galway ), NUIG; Richard Cummins (Galway ), UL; Keith Raymond (Sligo ), IT Sligo.
Ladies football – Patricia Gleeson (Galway ), GMIT, Castlebar; Sinead Burke (Galway ), NUIG; Catriona Cormican (Galway ), NUIG; Aine Gormley (Sligo ), IT Sligo.
Administration – Cathal Freeman (Mayo ), NUIG; Aaron Clogher (Roscommon ), DCU; Ciaran Brennan (Sligo ), IT Sligo.