DCU Business School and the GPA offer Executive MBA and Master’s Scholarships

Author: Media GPA/21 May 2018/Categories: Year 2015, Year 2016

Rate this article:

DCU Business School and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) are proud to announce the renewal of their scholarship partnership for 2018/2019. The scholarships are jointly funded between DCU Business School and the GPA and offer financial assistance to GPA members to undertake DCU’s Executive MBA and Masters programmes.

Past recipients of the Executive MBA Scholarships include Fermanagh’s Chris Breen, Leitrim’s Rob Lowe, Westmeath’s David O’Shaughnessy, Kilkenny hurling star Richie Hogan, Dublin’s Denis Bastick and James McCarthy and former All-Ireland winners Jason Sherlock (Dublin) and Justin McNulty (Armagh).

Mayo veteran Barry Moran and Down footballer Conor McGinn are the latest inter-county players to be awarded scholarships for the prestigious DCU Business School MBA, awarded scholarships in 2017/2018.

Dublin hurler Cian Boland (MSc Digital Marketing), Waterford dual player Donal Breathnach and Sligo footballer Cian Breheny, both MSc Business Management, were all awarded Masters scholarships in 2017/2018.

You can read about the experiences of current MBA student Bryan Murphy as a GPA scholar at DCU Business School, here:

DCU has a global reputation as Ireland’s University of Enterprise, known for its strong links between academic, research and industry partners. DCU Business School proactively contributes to the development of individuals, industry and society  and is recognised nationally and internationally for the first-class quality of its business education programmes

The Executive MBA programme is gradireland’s Postgraduate Course of the Year for 2018 in the business and finance category. The MSc in Management is also ranked in the top 100 in Europe by the prestigious Financial Times.

The Dean of DCU Business School Professor Anne Sinnott commented “we are delighted to renew our partnership with the GPA. Many of our previous scholarship recipients have achieved great success in their programmes, their careers and on the playing field and we are very proud of them. The GPA/WPA scholars join our world-class programmes along with students from around the world and will no doubt contribute enormously to these programmes”

Information for GPA players considering applying for a scholarship:


Applications should be emailed to Caroline Enright, Senior Communications Officer at DCU Business School at with the subject marked 'GPA DCU Scholarship Application.' This email should have a personal statement attached, which should be no more than one A4 page in length. It should outline why the applicant is interested in applying for this programme, what they believe they will gain from the programme and what skills and attributes they can bring to a masters classroom. Applicants should also enclose their CV. The deadline for this scholarship is June 28th 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

See for more information on courses and for further information on GPA scholarships.

If you have any questions in relation to the above, please contact our National Education Officer Noel Connors at

Number of views (2230)/Comments (0)


Please login or register to post comments.

Copyright Gaelic Players Association 2019. All Rights Reserved.