Team Ireland Announcement

52 Irish Student Athletes to Compete at the World University Games.

Student Sport Ireland today announced a delegation of 52 students to compete in four sports at the 30th edition of the World University Games to be held in Naples, Italy next month.

Amongst the students named in the delegation are current 100m and 200m Irish record holder Phil Healy (Waterford IT) and who finished seventh in the 200m at the 2017 World University Games, fellow international sprinter Marcus Lawler (IT Carlow), and Tokyo hopeful taekwondo fighter Jack Woolley (TU Dublin).

The delegation also features the first female archers to ever represent Ireland at the World University Games in DCU’s Niamh Merry and NUI Galway’s Róisín Mooney.

The biennial World University Games, organised by FISU (the International University Sports Federation), is considered second only to the Olympics in terms of competing athlete numbers. In Naples, over 9,300 students from 128 countries will compete in 18 sports.

Team Ireland students will compete in the archery, athletics, men’s football, taekwondo and women’s football with the women’s football team first to see competitive action on July 2nd.

Pictured at the 2019 World University Games Team Ireland Announcement Niamh Merry (DCU), Matthew Behan (DCU), Joe Manley (TU Dublin) and Niamh Farrelly (DCU). (Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson)

Speaking at an event to announce the team at the Sport Ireland Campus Team Ireland Head of Delegation Peter Stafford said “It is an honour to be leading Team Ireland to Napoli. With a delegation made of 52 students who will compete across four sports, we are bringing a very talented group to compete in these Games. Every edition of the World University Games gives opportunities for Irish athletes to compete at the highest level, and we are hopeful that we can build on the successes of previous Games.”

In her address Student Sport Ireland President Carmel Lynch said ‘I am delighted to take this opportunity to wish all athletes and support team every success as they prepare for Napoli 2019. I trust they will enjoy a wonderful experience representing Ireland at this prestigious global event. Student Sport Ireland is very proud to be associated with such a large talented team of elite athletes and we acknowledge and highly value the collaboration of Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland and the National Governing Bodies of Sports with Student Sport Ireland in the nurturing of this exceptional team’

Team Ireland at the 2019 World University Games

Daniel Foley (TU Dublin)
Niamh Merry (Dublin City University)
Roisin Mooney (NUI Galway)A

Alanna Lally (University College Dublin)
Cliodhna Manning (IT Carlow)
Eric Favors Jr (University of South Carolina)
Kate Veale (Hibernia College)
Marcus Lawler (IT Carlow)
Matthew Behan (Dublin City University)
Phil Healy (Waterford IT)
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Villanova University)

Jack Woolley (TU Dublin)

Men’s Football
Alan O’Sullivan (IT Carlow)
Anthony McAlavey (IT Carlow)
Cillian Duffy (Maynooth University)
David Coffey (University College Cork)
David Hurley (University College Cork)
Dean Denieffe-Kelly (IT Carlow)
Gavin Sheridan (University College Dublin)
Jamie Hollywood (TU Dublin)
Joseph Manley (TU Dublin)
Matthew Hughes (Queens University Belfast)
Maurice Nugent (NUI Galway)
Michael Scott (TU Dublin)
Robert Slevin (University College Cork)
Ronan Young (Queen’s University Belfast)
Sean McSweeney (University of Limerick)
Sean Quinn (TU Dublin)
Sean Trimble (Dublin City University)
Shane Daly-Butz (University College Cork)
Simon Falvey (University College Cork)
Tristan Noack-Hoffmann (Dublin City University)

Women’s Football
Ailbhe Clancy (Dublin City University)
Aislinn Meaney (NUI Galway)
Amanda McQuillan (IT Carlow)
Chloe Mustaki (University College Dublin)
Ciara McNamara (University College Cork)
Eleanor Ryan Doyle (TU Dublin)
Ellerose O’Flaherty (NUI Galway)
Gemma McGuinness (Ulster University)
Jessica Gargan (Quinnipiac University)
Lauren Dwyer (IT Carlow)
Lauren Kelly (Maynooth University)
Lauryn O’Callaghan (IT Carlow)
Lynn Craven (Dublin City University)
Megan Smith Lynch (IT Carlow)
Naoisha McAloon (TU Dublin)
Niamh Farrelly (Dublin City University)
Sadhbh Doyle (NUI Galway)
Shauna Fox (NUI Galway)
Zoe Green (Letterkenny IT)
Zoe McGlynn (Letterkenny IT)

Team Officials and Support Staff

Head of Delegation Peter Stafford
Deputy Head of Delegation Niamh O’Callaghan
Team Doctor Dr Barbara Fair
Physiotherapists Kathryn Fahy, John Loughrey and Declan Monaghan
Photographer Thomas Dickson
Archery Head Coach Martin Cunningham
Athletics Head Coach Neil Martin
Athletics Coaches Patricia Lawler, Peter Lyons and Shane McCormack
Taekwondo Head Coach Niamh Buffini
Men’s Football Head Coach Greg Yelverton
Men’s Football Assistant Coach Luke Hardy
Men’s Football Goalkeeper Coach David Bourke
Men’s Football Equipment Officer Paul Walsh
Women’s Football Head Coach David Connell
Women’s Football Assistant Coach David Bell
Women’s Football Coach Keith O’Halloran
Women’s Football Equipment Officer Barbara Bermingham
Football Executive Dylan Maguire