December 11, 2023
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Kilkenny GAA starlets invited to apply for Masters scholarship at WIT

Young Kilkenny GAA players are being invited to apply for a scholarship which would see them into a Masters of Business Studies programme.

The School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is looking for young Kilkenny GAA players, both male and female, for its graduate business scholarship programme next year.

The scholarships are open to members of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA).

In total, five scholarships are on offer each worth €4,000 to recipients, and are for the one-year full time Master of Business Studies (MBS) which has specialisms in Marketing, Human Resources, Management and Economics and Finance along with the part-time Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.

Two scholarships will be available for GPA members, two for members of the WGPA, with an additional one for either a GPA/WGPA member.

Joint programme directors of the MBS postgraduate course at WIT Dr Sheila O’Donohoe and Dr Paul Morrissey are delighted with the extension of the Scholarship agreement for the next academic year.

“The scholarship initiative has been a resounding success to date,” Dr O’Donohoe says.

“It offers GPA and WGPA athletes the opportunity to enhance their career prospects through participation in highly sought-after Graduate Business programmes, in tandem with maintaining their elite sporting pursuits.

“WIT benefits from having highly capable and focused individuals on our courses and the GPA/WGPA scholars have proven to be a major asset in our programmes,” he added.

Players who are interested in applying for these programmes can do so via the PAC online system  at, where they should indicate that they wish to apply for the GPA/WGPA Postgraduate Business Scholarships.



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