First Darren Sutherland award presented

By Sorcha Jowitt

The first DCU Darren Sutherland Memorial Award was given to former Dublin player and manager, Micky Whelan, last week.

The award was presented to Mr Whelan, who also received his PhD last week, by DCU President, Prof Brian MacCraith.

DCU lecturer, Dr Giles Warrington, said Mr Sutherland had made a large contribution to the school of Health and Human Performance and felt it was appropriate to mark the contribution on graduation day.

Mr Sutherland applied for the Sports Science health degree in DCU in 2005 and pursued his studies while continuing his boxing career.

According to the DCU website it was Mr Sutherland’s “ability and success at balancing both his academic and sporting careers that allowed the school to approach the university with a model of formally extending the initiative to other athletes. This is a tribute to Darren and one of his great legacies.”


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