The Rory McDonagh Trust was established in 2013 by his family in memory of Rory McDonagh.

Rory passed away as the result of a tragic accident on 1st June, 2012. The Trust is a registered UK charitable trust regulated by the UK Charity Commission.

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The objectives of the Trust are to advance in Ireland and globally the education of young people and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and also the development of young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, by enabling them to participate in sport.

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Trustees

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Alison McDonagh

Alison is Rory’s sister and is the Chair of the Trust. She is currently working...

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Trevor Gander

Trevor Gander is a close friend of the family and joined the trust at its...

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Tom Andrews

Tom graduated in Business Enterprise at Bristol UWE and now works at Southampton Football Club....

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Grants

No Mind Left Behind

No Mind Left Behind aims to give promising young people from low-income households across Ireland the opportunity to complete a third-level education that might otherwise be financially out of reach for them. The initiative is managed by The Ireland Funds (www.theirelandfunds.org) which raises funds globally for philanthropic projects in Ireland. Details of the initiative can…

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Future Hope

Future Hope (www.futurehope.net) is a charitable organisation that provides opportunity through its homes, school and medical programme for some of the most vulnerable children from the streets and slums of Kolkata (Calcutta) in India. The Community helps children (ranging in ages from 5 to 19 ) to break out of the cycle of poverty by…

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Co-operation Ireland

Co-operation Ireland (www.cooperationireland.org) is an all-island peace building charity. Established in 1979 as Co-operation North, they have for over 30 years worked to promote interaction, dialogue, and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. While their role has evolved in line with the changing priorities for peace on…

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Saints Foundation

Saints Foundation (www.saintsfoundation.co.uk) is an independent charity aligned to Southampton Football Club. Harnessing the passion of the Club and its fans, the Foundation aims to inspire, support and deliver positive change and equality of opportunity for young people and vulnerable adults across Southampton and surrounding areas.The Foundation works across six key themes: Youth Inclusion, Lifelong Learning,…

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Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust (www.gwt.org.uk) ensures that Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live their lives with dignity. The Trust achieves this primarily through the provision of financial, medical and community aid in Nepal. The 2015 earthquake killed c. 9000 people and destroyed villages and schools. The Rory McDonagh Trust has decided to…

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The International Business Prize

This prize was founded in 2016 by the trustees of The Rory McDonagh Trust to support global business thinking. It is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Trinity College Dublin Business School, to the candidate who performs at the highest level in their final year in International Business. The prize is €250. 2018 Winner…

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Scholarships