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To begin the new season of the WIT Vikings Podcast, host Jack Lyons caught up with Sport Changes Life – Victory Sport Scholarship students Conor Fenton and Rachel Thompson. Conor and Rachel spoke about their journey through the collegiate basketball system in the United States as well as their journey to Waterford to compete for WIT Vikings Basketb…
 
As part of the Sport & Societies Awards week, we are taking a look back at some of the fantastic things which have been achieved by WIT Vikings Sport & Societies during its history. Of course, this history would not have been possible without the incredible staff members who have worked tirelessly to facilitate sports and societies activity through…
 
As part of the Sport & Societies Awards week, we are taking a look back at some of the fantastic things which have been achieved by WIT Vikings Sport & Societies during its history. Of course, this history would not have been possible without the incredible staff members who have worked tirelessly to facilitate sports and societies activity through…
 
As part of the Sport & Societies Awards week, we are taking a look back at some of the fantastic things which have been achieved by WIT Vikings Sport & Societies during its history. Of course, this history would not have been possible without the incredible staff members who have worked tirelessly to facilitate sports and societies activity through…
 
This week, host Jack Lyons is joined by two of his collegues from the WIT Vikings Sports & Societies office Sean Geoghegan and Katie Redmond to speak about the FISU Healthy Campus Award. Thanks to work put in by WIT Vikings Sport, WIT Novus and Waterford Institute of Technology, we have become the first institute in Ireland to be awarded the FISU H…
 
This week, host Jack Lyons is joined by two of WIT's top sport scholarship students - Aoife Doyle and Calum Lyons. Both Aoife and Calum were involved in All Ireland finals in December last year. Calum was involved with the Waterford Senior Hurlers as they had some fantastic displays to reach finals day, only to lose out to an awesome Limerick outfi…
 
This week, host Jack Lyons is joined by Neil Gough, coach with the WIT Vikings Boxing Club and boxer Mikey Keating to gain an insight into one of the most popular clubs on campus. Great to hear the plans for the future as well as hear of some high profile names who have come through the club, including Billy Walsh. As sport in colleges across the c…
 
This week, host Jack Lyons is joined by three men heavily involved in GAA in WIT and across the country to preview the All Ireland Hurling Final between Waterford and Limerick. Fintan O'Connor, Conor Phelan and Alan Roche chat about the paths to the final, predictions for Sunday and the WIT involvement…
 
This week, host Jack Lyons is joined by Manzey Joseph from the WIT Photography Society, Grainne Kavanagh from the WIT Grá Society and Katie Redmond from our own Sports and Societies Office as they speak about the world of Societies in WIT. As sport in colleges across the country is on the back burner due to current restrictions, it’s great to get s…
 
This week, host Jack Lyons caught up with his fellow Sports Office colleagues Katie Redmond and Sean Geoghegan to celebrate the return of WIT Vikings Sport for the new academic year. The three speak about being back up and running, the importance of Sports and Societies to college life and also the Open Day which is upcoming on October 13th.…
 
This week, Jack takes a look into the growing world of Esports. Jack is joined by Darragh Cunningham (Ireland Esports), Aidan Boylan (College Esports Ireland) and Bryan McNamara (RAID Studios). They discussed all things Esports in Ireland and and just how fast it is growing worldwide. Jack and the guests also discuss the Esport Scholarship programm…
 
This week Jack and Lizzy caught up with some of the team from the WIT Arena. Joey O’ Brien, Shane Dineen and Anya Ksenia Farrel share their own sport and fitness journey’s with us. They discuss the new WIT Arena Online Gym whilst offering useful exercise tips to help during this current lockdown period. A great listen from three very interesting in…
 
This week Sean and Jack caught up with WIT’s Sport Psychology Lecturers and practitioners Ciara Losty and Gerry Fitzpatrick. They discussed all things Sports Psychology from their own experiences, to living in the current pandemic as well as detailing the Masters of Science in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology course which takes place in WIT. A…
 
This week Jack & Lizzy caught up with Joey O’ Brien S&C co-ordinator on the WIT Scholarship program and working with the Waterford Senior Hurlers. As well as two of our Scholarship students Danielle Morrissey, Kilkenny Camogie and Rob Childs, Limerick Football. They discussed all things GAA lockdown from memories of the college season, adjusting to…
 
Lizzy and Sean caught up with Irish Athlete and Elite Sport Scholarship Student Phil Healy and her coach and WIT Athletics Development Office Shane McCormack to see how life and training was going during these very different days. They talked about the past season, their journey to the rescheduling of the Olympics and their plans for the future. An…
 
Tom and Lizzy caught up with Tommy Shefflin, WIT camogie manager, and Shuana Quirke, WIT camogie captain ahead of the Ashbourne cup camogie finals weekend. WIT Vikings GAA club, in conjunction with CCAO Third Level Camogie, are hosting this years UPMC Ashbourne cup in WIT Arena which takes place from the 14th-16th of February.…
 
This week Tom Grinsell and Lizzy Kent chat with Fintan O'Connor (Secondary School Teacher & Kerry and WIT Senior Hurling Manager) and Alan Roche (WIT hurling Selector and Coach & WIT Novus Bar Manager) ahead of the opening round of the Fitzgibbon Cup. There was some great stories shared along the way and the lads also give us their view on how the …
 
This week Tom Grinsell, Lizzy Kent & Sean Geoghegan spoke with Mark Scanlon (FAI National Coordinator for Schools & Colleges), Michelle O'Neill (International referee) and Paul Dunton (WSCAI Chairman) around the Women's Soccer Intervarsities which will be hosted by WIT Vikings SOccer Club in WIT Arena on the 24th & 25th of March 2020!!…
 
This week Lizzy Kent caught up with Jack Lyons WIT Sports Officer, Fidelma Marrinan and Dean O’Mahony, two of our WIT scholarship students on sports scholarships in WIT. Our WIT open days are coming up and what a better way to find out about the benefits of being a sports scholar and how to apply than tuning in to our latest podcast!!…
 
Tom Grinsell and Lizzy Kent chatted with Michael Evans, Maria Palarino and Michael Grassey on basketball inside and outside of WIT and the sport changes life program. Maria and Michael are current victory scholarship students in WIT on the program who are embedding themselves in the local community in Waterford.…
 
Tom Grinsell and Lizzy Kent chatted with Laura Finnegan, Sean Geoghegan and Jack Larkin on developments in Irish football. Laura is currently conducting a PHD in the area of talent development in Irish football so we spoke all things football inside and outside of WIT.
 
Tom Grinsell and Lizzy Kent chatted with Emma Saunders, Kate Kelly & Helena Rohan on dual careers. Emma gives a very interesting insight into the findings of her PHD around the student athlete while Kate and Helena give us an understanding of what it was like to be playing at a high level in sport while trying to balance their studies and work life…
 
We spoke with Waterford Senior Hurling Manager Paraic Fanning, Waterford Senior Hurler Calem Lyons and Kilkenny Senior Camogie Player Michelle Quilty ahead of their respective National League finals in Croke Park this weekend.
 
Today is International Women's day so Tom and, special guest presenter, Lizzy Kent revisited a popular topic, Women in Sport, with Dr. Aoife Lane. Aoife was a member of WIT lecturing staff in the Department of Health Sport & Exercise Science for 13 years becoming Head of Department during this period. Aoife has since taken up a position as Head of …
 
WIT Soccer club is rising to the top, while our ladies footballers bid for their 3 in a row at the O’Connor Cup next weekend. We will chat to Darryl Walsh, Waterford FC Scholar, who plays with WIT’s Premier men’s team, and David Kennedy, Sports Coaching & Performance Student’ and current coach of our Men’s third team ahead of their respective final…
 
WIT teams are in action across two major competitions this weekend: national camogie competition the Ashbourne Cup and the intervarsity athletics finals. WIT Camogie coach (and former player) Jacqui O'Connor chats with Tom and Katie about the current team set up, followed by an interview with Aaron Tierney-Smith and Emmanuel Ogbonna, two students t…
 
This episode was all about Women in Sport and the 20x20 campaign. Tom was joined by sprinter Phil Healy, former footballer & soccer player and now coach Lizzie Kent and runner and academic (also coach!) Dr. Niamh Murphy to discuss issues surrounding women's sport. The podcast also features an interview with Mary O'Connor, the CEO of the Federation …
 
Katie and Tom are back after the mid-term break with a podcast featuring two top-tier athletes. Donncha O'Callaghan has just finished his professional rugby career, having been a stalwart of the Munster and Ireland setups during his time. He was in WIT for the opening of the new campus Centra cafe and gave some tips for college sportspeople. Tom al…
 
Katie and Tom chat about the official launch event of the WIT Vikings brand, including some contributions from former Republic of Ireland International Kevin Doyle and Waterford Senior Hurler Michael "Brick" Walsh. They then have an in-depth discussion with athletics coach Shane McCormack, trainer of Ireland's fastest woman (and WIT student!) Phil …
 
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