Portlaoise man Joshua Warde was the sole Laois recipient of a Bursary from Leinster GAA at a presentation ceremony last week.
Warde (20) received the third-level bursary for his work in DCU, where he has taken on a very active role with the GAA club in the college.
He coached both the Fresher’s ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams this year, and is also Vice-Chairman of the club. He has completed a number of coaching courses in recent years as well, and is also the equipment manager for the DCU Sigerson Cup team.
Joshua, who is also involved with the Portlaoise GAA Club, was one of only 20 recipients to be recognised for their work in coaching and administration by the Leinster Council