Aimee Hayde on track for Notre Dame
Having received multiple scholarship offerings from a plethora of prestigious third level institutions, both at home and abroad, Killoscully native Aimee Hayde has accepted a position at the world-renowned Notre Dame University in the United States.
The full scholarship will see the talented young track and field athlete fly to the United States this autumn, to the city of South Bend, Indiana. Here, she will study biological science, as well as continue to hone her athletic prowess on the track.
This exceptional opportunity is greatly deserved as Aimee has already, despite her tender years, carved quite a reputation within the Irish racing scene, and this next step on her journey will surely open more doors and provide the necessary resources for her continued athletic development.
Aimee Hayde has set many national records, and just last year won the double 800m and 1500m All-Ireland Junior (U-20) events – in the process smashing the 21-year-old championship record in the 800m. She has numerous titles to her name at county, provincial, national and international levels. As such, it is no surprise to anyone involved in athletics in this country that there has been so much interest in providing Aimee with a scholarship opportunity.
A member of the Newport Athletic Club (the same club which helped produce Sharlene Mawdsley, recent competitor at the European Indoor World Championships), there is little doubt that Aimee will fit right in with the “Fighting Irish” athletics scene in Notre Dame – and all in Killoscully and Newport wish her the very best as she embarks on the next stage of her athletics career.