GREAT Scott! Top sprinter Molly Scott has added another string to her bow. Congratulations to Hacketstown’s Molly Scott who recently conferred with an Honours Degree in Law at the Institute of Technology Carlow.

The Carlow athlete was thrilled to receive her Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree. Molly completed her Honours Degree in Law at the Institute while receiving top-class support with training and rehabilitation coupled with an Elite Scholarship. She recently passed the Barrister–at–Law Entrance Examination and was accepted into King’s Inns.

A thrilled Molly said: “I loved my time in IT Carlow. Balancing study and sport was made so much easier because of the support and understanding I received from the Director of Sport, Donal McNally, my course tutors and Programme Director, John Tully. “John was a great source of encouragement and made be believe in my potential career wise and continue my athletics career professionally. “I have made lifelong friends and really feel at home here at the Institute.

“I am delighted to be a member of the Institute’s alumni and I look forward to keeping in touch and supporting others who are interested in competing in sport professionally and studying consecutively.” Last year she told of her excitement at securing the chance to study for her degree. She tweeted: “I got in! I’m going to be barrister.


Speaking about training during Covid-19 lockdown last year, Scott, from outside Hacketstown in Co Carlow, quipped: “I live in a rural area so I’ve been self-isolating for most of my life.”

She said: “My sleeping pattern isn’t perfect and I’ve had days when maybe what I’ve eaten hasn’t been perfect but I’ve tried not to be too strict with myself during the pandemic because otherwise I’ll get exhausted. “You do miss friends and things like that but training has been fine. “The only thing that I haven’t been able to do is sprint or do hurdles on a track.