The University of Limerick has launched a scholarship in the name of Stuart Mangan, the young rugby player whose death in 2009 united the
rugby community in Ireland.
Stuart who completed his Leaving Certificate at Rockwell College in 2002 was accidentally injured in 2008 while playing rugby for Hammersmith and Fulham RFC in England and was paralysed from his neck down.
In August 2009, Stuart developed respiratory problems and died at just 25 years of age.
The €25,000 per year scholarship will be offered to support a paralysed sportsperson in fulfilling their educational potential. The Stuart Mangan Scholarship was launched in UL this week by the Mangan family and Keith Wood, who will be a mentor on the programme to those who avail of it, as will businessman Denis O’Brien and Stuart’s brother Keith Mangan.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.