Strong Sports Scholar Squad For FAI Football Final


IT Sligo will be well represented in the Women’s FAI Cup Final next Sunday when present and past students field out for Castlebar Celtic against Raheny United.

Nine of the squad have come through the Institute of Technology’s Sports Scholarship system.

The final, which represents the pinnacle of women’s soccer in Ireland, has a 12.00 kick-off at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, before the Men’s FAI Cup Final between Sligo Rovers and Drogheda United.

Students Emma Hansberry, Nichole Fowley, Kim Flood, Rachel King, Aileen Gilroy and Maria Harrington are Sports Scholars. Unfortunately, Maria will miss the game due to injury.

They are studying diverse areas such as Recreation and Leisure, Health Science and Physiology, Forensics Science and Business.

Three former IT Sligo students, Emma Mullin, Maz Sweeney and Deirdre Doherty are also in the Castlebar Celtic line-up.

As well as having been awarded Sports Scholarship while at the Institute, each is a winner of the prestigious Intervarsities Player of the Tournament award. Emma Mullin currently works as the FAI Football facilitator in IT Sligo.



Photo Caption: IT Sligo celebrate their victory last March in the WSCAI Premier Division Final.