Soccer Scholarship Programme Information

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Learning through soccer

What is the Scholarship?

The scholarship gives young people (boys and girls) the chance to receive an education (Junior Certificate & Leaving Certificate)  while progressing there football skills.

Who is involved?

  • Two FAI coaches (approved FAI and UEFA badges)
  • A qualified teacher supervising at all times.

School facilities

  • Brand new All weather pitch and indoor hall
  • Fitness centre including treadmills, cross trainers, rowing machines, skiers, bike etc.
  • A personalised weights program
  • A full size fitness studio including spinning bikes.
  • Personalised nutrition program linked with the home economics program

Extra entitlements for scholarship students

  • The program is the only FAI approved secondary scholarship for secondary school students.
  • Free transport - a Leap Card is handed out to every scholarship student who travels to the school. This is then topped up weekly.
  • Reduced book rental every year.
  • The chance to play on the school football team (entering FAI school boy leagues, indoor and outdoor tournaments etc.)
  • The ability to further your football with regular inputs and assessments from the FAI.

Learning through Soccer Past pupils

  • Conor Clifford (Chelsea - captain of the youth team that won the FA Youth Cup & Dundalk)
  • Brandon Miele (Newcastle & Shamrock Rovers)
  • Graham Burke (Aston Villa & Shamrock Rovers)
  • John Sullivan (Hamilton Academicals & Bray Wanderers)
  • Kameron Ledwidge (Southampton)

This only mentions a few players that have succeed on the Larkin CC scholarship program. We have a large amount of players with a range of League of Ireland debuts with various clubs across the country.