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Law Society teams up with Shelbourne FC

30 Oct 2020 / education Print

Law Society teams up with Shelbourne FC

The Law Society’s Law School has teamed up with Shelbourne FC Youth Academy to ensure younger players are aware of third-level educational opportunities and have access to legal career opportunities and the solicitor profession.

The new outreach programme delivered a live webinar yesterday (29 October) for the younger players and parents.

The webinar kicked off with Andrew Doyle, owner of Shelbourne FC, who discussed his journey into the law.


Mr Doyle started his legal education with the assistance of the Law Society Bursary and worked to become managing partner in the law firm Maples & Calder.

Trainee solicitor and Women’s National League footballer Ruth Fahy (pictured) of William Fry also spoke to the academy about her love of sport, her friendships and connections made through sport and her journey to law.

The Law Society’s Ian Ryan introduced the Law Society Access Scholarship, which aims to financially and practically assist students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to enter professional legal education and receive financial support through to qualification.

The webinar ended with a virtual tour of the exclusive online legal course designed for the Shelbourne FC Youth Academy, which provides video presentations and learning resources on the work of a solicitor and the routes to qualification.

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