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    Posted 11 June 2002

    A KEEN COUNTY Tipperary hurler has won a prestigious Entrance Award to study at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.

    Edmond Hearn, 18, of Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary, will receive the £750 award in September when he starts a degree course at Harper Adams. Currently a student of the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Mr Hearn is looking forward to furthering his education in the UK.

    Mr Hearn has built up a wealth of experience on his family dairy farm and by relief milking on a neighbouring farm. He has also spent two summers working with an agricultural contractor on a wide range of different tasks.

    Mr Hearn has played hurling and football with his local club Ballyneale/Grangemockler, winning a number of championship medals up to Under-21 level. He has also been a member of his school's Senior Cup rugby team and the senior hurling panel, with whom he played at the highest level in and around Leinster and beat off the favourites to win the league final in December 2001.

    Richard Jopling, Head of Liaison at the University College, said: “The selection panel was very impressed with Edmond's application. He is just the sort of enthusiastic and dedicated person who will do well at Harper Adams. "

    Harper Adams University College is the UK’s largest, specialist centre of Higher Education for the land and food based industries. It currently has around 1800 students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has an international reputation for the quality of its courses, research and graduates.

    A number of Entrance Scholarships are awarded each year on the basis of a written application. If you would like further information about courses at Harper Adams, please ring 01 952 815 000 and ask for a prospectus.


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