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Jason ByrneJason Byrne receives his Sport Scholarship Award from Professor Daire Keogh, Deputy President of DCU

Course of Study

Business studies 



Best DCU achievement

Fresher hurler of the year 2016

Best non DCU achievement 

Winning the Kilkenny senior hurling championship 

Sporting hero

Ronan o'Gara- He never let pressure phase him and showed huge passion for both club and country 

Career ambition 

To win a club all Ireland with my club Clara 

How you got involved in the sport

I got involved because of my brother. I would've seen him going training and practicing at home and I wanted to do the same.

Favourite method of recovery

Going for a swim 

Future up and coming star in your sport

Rian McBride  

Favourite venue

Nowlan Park 

Best sports advice you have received

It was that everyone has bad days, it's all about how you bounce back from them bad days. 

Biggest challenge you have overcome in sport

Beating Kilkenny CBS in the Croke cup final with St.Kierans college after they bet us in the Leinster schools final in the same year.

Pre-competition rituals/superstitions

Getting a good night sleep, getting up early, eating a good breakfast, going for a few pucks, eating pasta and chicken and listening to walking on cars before going into the dressing room.

Something we don't know about you

Scored a point in MFC for Kilkenny when I was 15