Second Year Law Student Molly Takes Silver at U20 Championships


Molly Scott, a second-year (incoming) law student, is officially a World Silver Medalist!

Molly was one of the four-person Irish Women’s 4 x 100m relay team that stormed to a silver medal at the at the U20s IAAF World Championships which took place last Saturday, setting a new national relay record.

The Hacketstown athlete, along with team mates Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula recorded a run time of 43.90 seconds in Finland. Ireland finished just behind winners Germany, beating Great Britain to second place.

The IAAF World Championships, commonly referred to as the World Championships in Athletics, is a biennial athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations

Ivan James Sheeran, Molly’s lecturer in law commented, “It has been a pleasure interacting with Molly on the LL.B (Hons) programme. A bright, popular and diligent student, she has managed to strike an excellent balance between wholehearted engagement with her studies and the necessary investment of time and effort to become a truly world-class athlete. Rarely seen without her trademark smile, Molly’s achievements to date, allied to her cheerful demeanour and positive approach to life, is an inspiration to us all.”

Congratulations again Molly from all the students and staff at Institute of Technology Carlow!

Pictured: Molly Scott (far left), Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula celebrate after winning silver at the U20 World Championships in Finland at the weekend.