Leah Paul, Rebecca Stokell, Rachel Delaney awarded Sports Scholarships for 2020-21

Leah Paul in action. © Cricket Ireland/Sportsfile

Ireland cricketers Leah Paul, Rebecca Stokell and Rachel Delaney are among the athletes who have been selected by the Trinity College Dublin on Thursday (October 29) for its Sports Scholarship for 2020-21. Paul, who represented Scorchers, was the leading runscorer in the recently concluded Super50 Series with 295 runs in seven innings.

Stokell and Delany occupy the third and eighth positions in the list with 244 and 150 runs respectively and played a crucial role for the Typhoons in the tournament. The scholarship awards the athletes with specialised strength and conditioning training, a dedicated medical care pathway, lifestyle, nutritional and financial support over the next academic year.

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The Deputy Head of Sport and Recreation Matthew Dossett said the list of scholars this year that recognises athletes from 13 different sports was among their strongest list of recipients yet. “Under the current circumstances which are hugely challenging to athletes, the ever-improving standards of the support structure available to our highest performing athletes and teams in Trinity has enabled a continued growth in applications,” he said.

Dossett also said that the key objective of Trinity Sport is to support talented athletes, adding, “This continual process will ensure that Trinity remains a strong destination of choice for the very best student-athletes domestically and internationally.”

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“I’d like to congratulate this year’s scholars and wish everyone the very best of student-athletes success for the season ahead,” he concluded. The scholarship would be awarded to Leah Paul and others in the virtual event scheduled to happen on November 12.

The event would be featuring a panel discussion on the theme of ‘the emergence of sport from COVID-19’, and Trinity Sports ambassadors Nicole Owens, Ed Joyce and Trinity alumni Linda Djougang featuring as key speakers of the discussion.

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