Performance Sport

Elite Sport at SETU Carlow focuses on 3 key areas:

  1. Enhancement and Engagement Sport Entry Scheme
  2. Elite Athlete Support Programme
  3. NGB's, Coaching & Elite Sports Courses

SETU Engagement and Enhancement Scheme

SETU recognises achievement at the highest levels of sport. The SETU Engagement and Enhancement Scheme has been developed to enable high achievers who are committed to their sport to achieve their dual ambition of a high quality education and performance at the highest level within their field. Under the Engagement and Enhancement Scheme, SETU offer up to 50 additional CAO points. Offers will be made in accordance with the CAO offer schedule and protocols. Application for the scheme is via the online forms linked below. The close date for application is May 1 2023.

Application form

Elite Athlete Support Programme

The Elite Athlete Support Programme at SETU Carlow is designed specifically for students who wish to compete and succeed at the highest sporting level while studying. The programme supports high calibre athletes striving for sporting success, while providing the opportunity to reach their maximum potential both in their academic careers.

Now in its 22nd year the sports scholarship scheme offers a support package and/or bursaries to students of exceptional sporting ability. As well as the growth in the number of scholarships, we have recently restructured the sports scholarship programme, as we recognise Elite and Gold standard athletes.

Application form and further information

NGB's, Coaching & Elite Sports Courses

Sports courses include, BA Sport and Exercise (GAA), (Soccer), (Rugby), Sports Management and Coaching, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning, Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science, BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy as well as post graduate MSc in Performance Analysis and MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

Experienced tutors from the 3 major governing bodies of Soccer, Rugby and GAA provide their expertise in Coaching and Player Development through the delivery of sports programmes, in association with the GAA, IRFU and the FAI.