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Comhairle Cham¾gaÝochta Ard-Oideachas in association with the Irish Sports Council has today awarded the highly coveted 3rd Level Camogie bursaries to eight outstanding young camogie players, representing six universities.

The successful individuals who are not only outstanding on the field of play but who are also dedicated and enthusiastic in their love of the game promote camogie within their college, county and club. These bursaries aim to give the recipients the opportunity to develop their sporting careers. In return the applicants are required to undertake various tasks/coaching roles within their university, club or county which will help promote and develop camogie as well as making a significant contribution to sport at their university.

Recently crowned Soaring Stars Karen Kelly (WIT) and Karen Tinnelly (UUJ) have completed a highly successful month by receiving full bursaries, whilst Kelly also has the All Ireland junior club final with St Anne’s Dunhill to look forward to this week. Derry’s Shauna Murphy (UUJ) receives her second award, as does Marie Greenan representing Dundalk IT.

Galway girl Katie O’Dwyer (UCD) has been given a boost ahead of her club Athenry competing in the All Ireland senior club final this weekend. UCD are also represented by Dublin’s Sharon Glynn and Lorraine Ryan of the Killimordaly club in Galway. The final scholarship recipient is Longford girl Sinead Sheridan from DCU who plays her club camogie with Westmeath side Lough Lene Gaels.

Speaking at today’s awards CCAO President Lynn Kelly said, “”This is the fifth year of the awards. The recipients complete tasks for the National Development team and are wonderful ambassadors for their colleges.””

Camogie President Joan O’Flynn commented, “”I wish you well in your education. You are the future generation of players and the work you do feeds our thinking in developing the game of camogie. Good luck to you all on the field of play, and I am sure you are all looking forward to the Ashbourne and Purcell competitions, which are being held in Cork IT in February.””

2010 Camogie Scholarships

Shauna Murphy UUJ – (Derry, club Banagher) Sinead Sheridan DCU – (Longford, club Lough Lene Gaels Westmeath)) Karen Kelly WIT – (Waterford, club-St. Anne’s Dunhill) Karen Tinnelly UUJ – (Down, club Ballyholland) Katie O Dwyer UCD – (Galway, club Athenry) Lorraine Ryan NUIG – (Galway, club Killimordaly) Marie Grennan Dundalk IT – (Monaghan, club Clontibret) Sharon Glynn UCD – (Dublin, club Ballyboden/St Endas)

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