48 new talented young sportspersons were honoured and formally awarded a place on the 2016-17 Elite Athelte Support Programme. The students represent a wide range of sports - from gaelic games, rugby and soccer to badminton, kayak and swimming - as well as a wide range of academic disciplines.
Guest of honour and current participant of the programme was Ellen Keane, Irish Paralympic Bronze medalist who was being formally honoured for her achievements at the Paralympic Games in Rio in August.
Please see below for the full list of new scholars and their sports:
First Name Last Name Sport Alice Rose Jordan Archery Sean Dowling Athletics Rachael Darragh Badminton Michelle Clarke Basketball Jonathan Riles Basketball Baolach Morrison Basketball Brandon Mulholland Boxing Daniel Hogan Cricket Alex Curtis Cycling Cillian Whelan Cycling Tony O'Sullivan Gaelic Football Brendan Boylan Gaelic Football Ian Carty Gaelic Football Amy Connolly Gaelic Football Martin Farragher Kieran Gillespie Gaelic Football Brian Howard Gaelic Football Conor McGill Gaelic Football Lorcan Molloy Gaelic Football Conor O'Shea Gaelic Football Con Kavanagh Gaelic Football Daniel Kelly Gaelic Football Bill Maher Gaelic Football Ciarán Thompson Gaelic Football Aoife Farrell Gaelic Football Andrew McGown Gaelic Football Sophie Branwell Hockey Sally Campbell Hockey Mark Maguire Hurling Jonathan McGuirk Hurling Robbie Greville Hurling Jack Ledwith Kayak Niall Beggan Rowing Catherine McKeon Rowing Patrick Browne Rugby Niall Curran Rugby Conor Dean Rugby Katie Heffernan Rugby James McGowan Rugby Dan Mullane Rugby Brian Collins Rugby Oisin Dowling Rugby Barry Fitzpatrick Rugby Jamie Broderick Soccer Arron McKenna Soccer Amy Murphy Soccer Darragh Noone Soccer Joe Doyle Soccer