Shamrock Rovers Innovative Sports PROGRAMME

Ashfield College, Dublin and Shamrock Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce the creation of a new, innovative Sports Transition Year programme for 4th Year Leaving Certificate students. 

Now Enrolling for September 2024/25

Transition Year

Exceptional, Focused
Tuition in Core Leaving Certificate

This programme was piloted for the first time in 2021 with great success and is now open to incoming 4th year students from all over Ireland and beyond.

Students enrolled on this programme have the benefit of exceptional, focused tuition in core Leaving Certificate subjects as well as the Science of Sport and the Business of Sport. Activities, training periods, strength & conditioning training and modules in sports psychology are scheduled throughout the week, ensuring that students will develop physically, emotionally and academically in the most supportive learning environment possible.

Master classes will be delivered by industry professionals across a spectrum of sports related specialities. The programme also boasts a sports industry work experience module which will allow the students to reinforce their learning with practical, real-world experience.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Ashfield Colleges Shamrock Rovers Transition Year Programme enrolling for September 2024/25 contact our admissions team on +353 (0)1 490 40 50 or

This new programme allows us to meet the expectations of transition years students and their parents who are seeking a structured TY programme which emphasises best-in-class academic and physical education delivered by industry experts.

Our successful association with Shamrock Rovers is now in its sixth year, and we couldn’t be more proud to be associated with Ireland’s premier football club which is as focused on delivering successful outcomes as we are.

Philip Burke, CEO of City Education Group
Ashfield enabled us to sign Gavin Bazunu on a full time professional contract. It was very important to Gavin, his parents and ourselves that he completed his leaving cert along with playing football.
Jonathan Roche
Chairman of Shamrock Rovers
Ashfield College has delivered high quality Leaving Certificate programmes to students for 45 years. We are proud of its record of educational achievement, whether your goal is to study Medicine or to gain a place on the perfect 3rd Level course for you, Ashfield College provides the teaching expertise and resources to support your academic and personal success.
Philip Curry
Principal, Ashfield College
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