Martin Sheridan Bursary

2021 Applications now open -Closing date for receipt of entries is now Friday 30th April

Applications for the 2021 Martin Sheridan Bursary awards, in association with The Western People, are now open. Details and criteria for application are available by emailing: martinsheridanbursary@gmail.com or at the information for nominees section on this site.

The Committee are grateful to Mayo County Council for their continued and ongoing support of the awards. Applications must be received on or before Friday 30th April 2021.


Background to the Martin Sheridan Bursary Award

The awards came about following discussions between Councillor Joe Mellett and Joe O Neill regarding the desire of Mayo County Council to recognize in some manner the achievements of Martin Sheridan and as the local civic authority to help perpetuate his memory. The idea of a bursary was brought before the County Council by Councillor Mellett and received unanimous support. The Council approved €5,000 for the bursary awards in 2013. The Martin Sheridan Bursary Awards are for sports people who have excellent potential, outstanding ability and the desire to perform at the highest level possible in their chosen sport and have the potential to bring recognition and success at National and International level to Mayo.