Seán Óg Ó hAilpín honored by Dublin City University
Dublin City University Alumni Office launched the first Alumni Wall on Wednesday 1st of October in the John and Aileen O’Reilly Library. The Alumni Wall covers a wide spectrum of high profile graduates from Airgeadas, Ríomhairíocht agus Fiontraíocht (Seán Óg Ó hAilpín) to BA in Communications (Ardal O’Hanlon).
DCU President Ferdinand von Prondzynski welcomed all the Alumni Wall nominees back to DCU. The event was well attended by staff, graduates and students. Rotimi Adebari, a new member on the DCU Alumni Council, spoke about his student days in DCU and the support he received in the university. Rotimi graduated from MA in Intercultural Studies 2005 class.
Gerard Kiely, Alumni Relations Officer in DCU, said the Alumni Wall nominees would be a great source of inspiration for current and prospective students in DCU. “As a graduate of DCU, my decision to come here in the first place to study journalism was very much based on the calibre of graduates from this university,” Gerard said.
Cathy Holahan, Chair of the Alumni Council, said the Alumni Wall will be an annual event in DCU with new nominees selected for each academic year. The Alumni Wall photos will be retained in the Schools in which the graduates studied.
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín
Airgeadas, Ríomhairíocht agus Fiontraíocht 1999 (BSc. in Finance Computing and Entrepreneurship)
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, (born 22 May 1977 in Rotuma, Fiji) is a sportsperson
of Fijian-Irish descent. He plays hurling with his local club Na Piarsaigh
and has been a member of the Cork senior inter-county team since 1996.
Seán Óg captained Cork to the All-Ireland title in 2005. He is widely
regarded as one of Cork's most iconic players and is one of the most
well-known faces in Irish sport.