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Balancing Sport & Study

Fergus McFadden and Sean Cronin left university when their rugby careers took off, but both were worried about life after sport – which is why they are back studying for a bachelor of business degree at Griffith College on a part-time basis.

In this week's Irish Times McFadden and Cronin explain why studying part-time at Griffith makes both training and study possible.


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Thinking of Part-time Study?

Here are a few quotes from McFadden and Cronin that might inspire you to return to study …

“Being in Griffith has really worked for me, as it’s meant I can manage my time and get into college in the evening after training and manage the amount of modules I can do each semester.”

- Fergus McFadden

“I have an opportunity now to further my education. I had started it, and I want to finish it. Looking down the line, rugby is not going to last forever, so I want to get my degree before I finish and maybe even start something else. I don’t know whether that will be business, or perhaps health and performance, or sports management.”

- Sean Cronin


Useful Resources

Find out more about studying at Griffith College’s Limerick, Cork and Dublin campuses

Study a Business degree or Finance degree part-time

Griffith College Faculty of Business

Professional Qualifications at Griffith

Short Courses and Evening Courses at Griffith