UL Sports Scholarships 2020/21:

Kealan Mannix
▪️UL Sport Silver Scholarship.
Kealan is in his 4th year at @universityoflimerick studying engineering and he is a huge leader within our squad. His training intensity is second to none.
Kealan’s hobbies include going swimming in Kilaloe, wining races, fixing boats, cooking fries and winning races.
Fun facts:
🔹 Home club: Skibbereen RC
🔹 2K: 6:12
🔹Achievements: Champs Senior 4X-🥇
Champs Inter 2X🥇
Champs Inter 1X 🥇
Homes International 🥇
Stay tuned to meet more of our scholars through the week!

Georgia O’Brien
▪️UL Sport Silver Scholarship
Georgia is in her final year at @universityoflimerick , studying Product Design. She is an extremely determined athlete and she brings brilliant racing experience to our squad!
Georgia intends to reverse imitate @ollizeidler after the 2024 Olympics and pursue a career in swimming, her love of which was found after numerous capsizes.
Fun Facts:
🔹Home Club: Kenmare Rowing Club
🔹2K: 7:19
🔹Rowing Achievements: Coupe J1X 2017: 🥇
Champs Senior 1X 2019: 🥇
Homes Senior 4X- 2018: 🥇

James O’Donovan
▪️UL Sport Silver Scholarship
Shades of when @cristiano joined @manchesterunited from @spl.sportinglisbon as a 17 yr old talent, @jamesod_1 made the decision back in June, to take his bright future up the Shannon and join @ulrowing . James brings with him a decorated junior career, which involved competing at the Junior World Championships twice, and numerous victories at Limerick Regatta. In an effort to truly understand what makes him so quick, James studies Exercise and Health Fitness.
🔹Home Club: Castleconnell Boat Club
🔹2K: 6:09
Junior World Champs 2019 JM4+ 4th
Junior World Championships 2018 JM4+ 11th
Junior European Champs JM4+ 🥈

Clara O’Brien
▪️Paddy Dooley Scholarship
It’s different this time. This has been Clara O’Brien’s attitude since she was elected as club captain back in August. Clara strives to lead UL to new heights both out on the water, where she speeds up any boat she’s in and behind the scenes, where she works tirelessly for the club.
When not studying for her degree in Mathematical Sciences, Clara shares the ULRC pass-time of going swimming in Kilaloe and enjoys cappuccinos from @hookandladderofficial and @no13thefactory (sponsorship😉?)
Fun Facts:
🔹Home Club: Castleconnell Boat Club
🔹2K: 7:22
🔹Achievements: U23 European Champs BW4+ 5th
National Champs Senior W8+ 🥇
Homes 2018 JW1X
Homes 2019 SW2- and SW8+

Lauren O’Brien
Rory O’Neill
🔹 UL Sport Bronze Scholarships.
@oneillrory14 and @lauren.obrien_ are both recipients of the UL Sport Bronze Scholarship.

Lauren is in her second year of Law and Accounting and is the treasurer of the club. She embodies this roll by carrying a leather briefcase with her at all times, although all of the rowing club’s transactions are done via online payment? Two much Netflix? Regardless, she does a great job.
Rory is studying Sports Science, under the tutelage of our coach, Frank Nugent. He is also the club’s Health and Safety Officer. He permanently wears a hi-vis jacket and encourages those around him to do the same.
These talented and internationally-experienced athletes are two of the silkiest boat movers we have (as the videos show) in our squad. We’re exceptionally lucky that they still have at least 3 seasons left representing UL.

Rowing Endowment Fund Scholarships:
Ava Kelly, Corina Coughlan, Luke Sutton, Colm Horan, Jonny Cuddy, Mikey Fanning, Conor Mulready, Ryan Spelman.

We are the only university in the country that offer scholarships to development athletes. These scholarships begin at a value of €500 and are hugely beneficial for athletes with a lot of potential who are looking to progress to the next level of the sport.

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