Two Wexford Natives Receive Outstanding Achievement Awards From DCU

Two Wexford natives have received illustrious ‘outstanding achievement’ awards from a Dublin university…

Now well-known international rugby star Tadgh Furlong has received an outstanding achievement award for Sport from DCU.

“He made his debut for Leinster in 2013 during his time at DCU. With unwavering support from the University, he balanced his studies and completed his degree as he transitioned into life as a professional athlete.He was a member of Ireland’s World Cup squad for both the 2015 and 2019 tournaments. In 2017, he made his debut for the British and Irish Lions where he started all three test matches of the series.”

“Tadhg has achieved phenomenal success in the game at both club and international level, including winning a Six Nations Grand Slam, European Rugby Champions Cup and the Pro14 as well as being nominated for the 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year award,” a spokesperson for DCU said.

The other Wexford native to receive an award from the Dublin University is Eleanor Hayes Merrit, who was nominated by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at DCU.

“Eleanor Hayes Meritt is Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation. She is responsible for Identity and Access Management development, Oracle Fusion Middleware support, Database On-Premises support and Sustaining Engineering for Fusion Middleware.”

“Eleanor is known as a versatile innovator who leads complex, cross-functional technical initiatives applying her broad, full-stack technology background to oversee large, globally-distributed engineering teams.”

“She believes in a strong and consistent customer focus, delivering critical products that scale organizational capacity, drive competitive differentiation, and generate billions of dollars in revenue. Eleanor joined Oracle upon graduation from DCU and is now in her 30th year with the company,” DCU said about the deserving recipient.

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