DCU And GAA Team Up

9th July 2015

Posted In: FYI

DCU Business School and DCU GAA Academy in partnership with the Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) have announced a scholarship on a full time Business School Master’s programme for the academic year 2015/2016.  This Scholarship will be funded jointly by DCU Business School and DCU GAA Academy.

Professor Barbara Flood, who is Deputy Dean in the Business School said, “DCU Business School is delighted to support the Women’s GPA by offering a scholarship, in conjunction with the DCU GAA Academy, for a place on one of our full-time Master’s programmes. The DCU Business School mission is to educate leaders and professionals for the global market place and we strive to ensure that DCU business education will be recognised for its distinctive and high quality student experience.  We look forward to welcoming our Women’s GPA scholar to the School in the autumn.”

Welcoming this development, Aoife Lane, Chairperson of WGPA, said “We are delighted to announce this partnership with DCU, and specifically with the DCU Business School and DCU GAA Academy.  DCU is a wonderful supporter of ladies football and camogie; female players, like their male counterparts, enjoy performance, education and personal support that is now being extended to a full postgraduate scholarship in the Business School.  This is another very clear indication of the commitment of DCU to furthering the opportunities available for elite female athletes in Gaelic games, and adds to the WGPA education support programme that is available to all members.”

Application for this scholarship is available to all WGPA members.  Applicants must meet the academic criteria for the Master’s programme they choose. This can be checked on their website.

Master’s programmes available to WGPA members are:

– MSc in Business (Management)

– MSc in Business (Strategy)

– MSc in Digital Marketing

– MSc in Finance

– MSc in Accounting

– MSc in Human Resource Management

– MSc in Electronic Commerce (Business)


(Pictured L-R: Kate Flynn (Meath), Michael Kennedy (DCU GAA Academy), Lisa Tully (Mayo), Niamh Lister (Meath), Barbara Flood (Deputy Dean, DCUBS), Aoife Lane (Chairperson WGPA) at the launch of a new Business Masters Scholarship for Ladies Football at DCU.)