Ulster University and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) have announced a new partnership offering Postgraduate scholarships to WGPA members. Under the terms of the agreement, two annual scholarships will be available providing financial assistance towards course fees, jointly funded by Ulster University and WGPA. It covers any of the master’s courses offered across the four Ulster University campuses and applications are now open to all current and former intercounty Ladies Football and Camogie players for the 2019/20 academic intake.

Speaking at the launch, Kinsella said. “We are delighted to partner with Ulster University in a further extension of our scholarship programme. We are passionate about supporting players to thrive on and off the field of play and, as a national organisation representing 55 squads, these scholarships provide important support at a regional level when demands on members have never been greater. They have the chance to further enhance their dual career prospects through participation in highly sought-after graduate programmes close to home.”

Paul Rouse, Ulster University GAA Officer said, “We are delighted to launch our partnership with the WGPA, high level sports achievement and academic achievement are intrinsically linked. We are keen to ensure that we provide an environment that allows players to thrive on and off the field of play”.

Also, in attendance at the launch were Nigel Dobson (Ulster University Director of Sport) and John Farrell (Ulster University GAA President) along with Joanne Barrett (Tyrone Ladies Football) and Dearbhla Magee (Down Camogie).


Information for WGPA players considering applying for a scholarship:

The application process is now open. For more information on courses visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20thSeptember.

If you wish to find out more about the Masters Programmes or to register your interest in applying for these opportunities please e-mail WGPA Project Manager Gemma Begley on gemma@wgpa.ie.