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DCU Sports Development Service

Sports Academy

The DCU Sports Academy is dedicated to providing talented Irish sportspeople with the opportunity to achieve sustained levels of excellence in elite sport and attain a top class university degree. The academy currently provides opportunities for athletes in elite sports-Athletics and Men’s Gaelic Football. Under this model DCU is preparing gifted and talented young people not just to excel on the sports field but also to acquire the qualifications that will equip them for successful lives after their sports careers are over. Athletes will live on campus and have full access to the support services offered through the Sport Scholarship programme. The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern officially launched the Academy in November 2006 and DCU now supports over 200 elite athletes through Sports Scholarships offered by the Sports Academy and the Sports Development Service.

  • For more information on the GAA Academy contact
    Michael Kennedy, GAA Academy Director, e-mail

  • For more information on the Athletics Academy contact,
    Enda Fitzpatrick, Athletics Academy Director, e-mail