Soccer Scholarship Programme Information

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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.

Click here to download the application form for the soccer scholarship



Well done to former student Graham Burke on receiving an Irish senior international call up. Graham came through our schools prestigious soccer scholarship programme.

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Well done also to past  pupil and former scholarship star Kameron Ledwidge who is also representing Ireland this week. The side will qualify for the under 17 Euro Quarter finals if they avoid defeat against Bosnia tomorrow. #greenshoots #FAI #larkin4life

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