Past SCFE Students in the Limelight

Team SCFE to Team Ireland

Fitness and Leisure Department celebrates success of former student Aine O’Gorman

Everyone in SCFE is celebrating with the Irish Soccer team, who made history by qualifying for the World Cup qualification at Hampden Park against Scotland this October.  

Aine O’Gorman, a graduate of the Fitness and Leisure course in SCFE was part of the winning team. The Peamount veteran, and former Ireland captain, has amassed 112 caps in her 17-year international career.

Aine has remained supportive of SCFE since she graduated as a qualified Personal Trainer.  She regularly delivers workshops to our Fitness Instruction and Exercise Science students and our Personal Training students to support their fitness development and understanding of the profession.

This year SCFE launched a new course Physical Education (PE) & Sports Coaching, which is a practically orientated course, designed to prepare students for a career in coaching, teaching, fitness and sports related fields.  Students also have the opportunity to acquire coaching qualifications from coaching bodies such as the FAI.

Ones to watch in Fashion

Two former students of SCFE, Adam Walsh and Lia Cowan launched a new podcast over the Summer of 2022 called Cramp Your Style.  

The pair met and became friends while studying fashion in SCFE, Adam on the Fashion Industry Practice course and Lia in Fashion Design.

Adam Walsh Style was named by Bairbre Power as one to watch in the Independent’s Weekend Fashion supplement in October 2022.  Adam honed his skills in buying, styling, visual merchandising, journalism, and photoshop on the two year course and has since gone on to work with companies such as Primark, Irish Country Magazine and RTE and has styled music star Nathan Carter.

He has been the stylist for a number of Lia Cowan’s campaigns.  Lia who spent a year in SCFE on the Fashion Design Studio course is an artist and designer whose floaty feminine creations were recently highlighted by Deirdre McQuillan of the Irish Times as one of Three Irish fashion brands to watch out for this season.

Lia, who was the winner of the inaugural Longines Irish Champions Young Designer Award in 2020, studied sculpture before studying fashion  in Sallynoggin. Lia credits SCFE Fashion teacher and designer Alison Conneelly with helping her find her voice.

SCFE the Option of Choice for a Broad Range of Career Opportunities

SCFE provides courses to school leavers and mature students in a broad variety of areas from Childcare to Social Studies, Fashion, Art and Floristry, Hairdressing & Beauty, Travel and Tourism, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre and Fitness and Wellbeing.

SCFE continues to ensure that our courses are up to date, relevant and future proofed to give our students the edge in their chosen field. To find out more check out our website . Course Coordinators are available to answer specific questions about individual courses and their contact details are listed on each course page.  Apply online at or contact Tel: 01 2852997

Come and visit us on our next Open Day on 18th January 2022.  See for more details.

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