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Sports & Fitness Facilities

Sport and Fitness Facilities

Looking for a venue to host your next soccer training session or match?

 (FIFA Certified All-Weather pitch / Multi Purpose Sports Hall / Activity Room)



The role of the Sports Office is to facilitate any student who wishes to partake in physical activity while they complete their studies. 

Our Sports Development Officer, Ronan Keaskin, along with our two sports interns, work with students to provide an excellent sporting environment. 

Along with providing excellent sporting facilities, there are also active club programmes catered to suit student needs. 

Ronan Keaskin
Sports Development Officer

Sports Office, Block C,
Phone: 01 885 1153


Sports Pavillion,

Phone: 01 885 1563


Aisling Kane   


Aisling Kane
Sports Development Intern
Phone: 01 885 1563







   Nicole Sutcliffe
   Sports Development Intern
   Phone: 01 885 1563






Sports Facilities

Clubs & Societies

Joining the Gym

Sports Scholarships



Sports Facilities


  • Certified FIFA 1 Star All-Weather Soccer Pitch

This pitch was opened in June 2012 and is fully certified by FIFA to play full matches on. The dimensions are 100m * 64m with full soccer pitch markings only. The pitch is available for all TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus students during the hours of 10am-6pm and is hired out to outside groups from 6:30-9:30pm Monday to Friday and from 10am-4pm on weekends.

  • Half pitch hire per hour (training) - €60
  • Full pitch hire per hour (training) - €110
  • Full pitch hire for matches(without lights)
  • Full pitch hire for matches(with lights) -€150

Bookings are to be made online through 'bookapitch' click here.

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee of €100 will be applied to cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to hire. Sunday booking payment to be made atleast 48 hours in advance.


  • Grass Sand-based GAA/Soccer Pitch

This pitch was opened in October 2013 and has inter-county standard 13m goalposts. The total playing area is 140m * 110m and can be lined to suit the sport. This pitch is available for rent at certain times of the year weather permitting.

Bookings are to be made through the Sports Office at 01 885 1153 or email


  • Sports Hall

The sports hall can be booked by students or staff between 8am and 6pm each day. The Sports hall is 32m *22m and is lined for Futsal, Basketball, Badminton, Olympic handball and Volleyball.

There is no charge for students to book the sports hall during the above hours.

Bookings by external groups from 6pm-10pm Monday – Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm are €45 per hour.

Bookings are to be made online through 'bookapitch' click here.


  • Sports Pavilion

Our new state of the art pavilion building is located adjacent to the Sports Pitches and comprises a fully equipped Fitness Suite (185m²), changing facilities, an athletic therapy room, a sports science lab and a number of lecture theatres.

See the Gym and Pavillion Opening Hours



Clubs & Societies


List of Clubs: Athletics / GAA / Soccer / Futsal / Pool / Basketball / Swimming / Athletics / Mixed Martial Arts / Rugby / Ultimate Frisbee / Badminton / Boxing / Golf /  Olympic Handball  / Ski

List of Societies: Computer Society / LGBT / Film / Photography / Golf / Poker / Piano / Surfing / Dynamic in Christ / Islamic / Geocaching / Dance / Airsoft / Horticulture /Harry Potter

For further details Clubs & Socs


Joining the Gym

You can join our Gym by filling out a health screening form at the Sports Office.

Membership is free for all students.

Gym Opening Hours
Opening Hours

8:00am - 7:30pm

Tuesdays 8:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesdays 8:00am - 7:30pm
Thursdays 8:00am - 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sundays Closed
                              ****Opening Hours Subject to Change****

Fitness and personal training programmes are available on request.

As part of the overall Sports Service we provide a number of free and subsidised fitness classes. These change on a semester basis so keep an eye on your email and the notice boards.



Sports Scholarships

           Elite and High Performance Sports Scholarships 2019/2020

                           APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

TU Dublin rewards students who have outstanding sporting ability.

We offer Sports Scholarships to all full-time students to assist them in reaching their full potential, both academically and in their chosen sport. Students, selected for the scholarships can benefit from an excellent financial package as well as the excellent support services.

Applicants should have:

  • Excellent potential
  • Outstanding ability in their particular sport
  • Be performing at a high level in their chosen sport
  • Have a desire to represent the Institute at their sport
  • Have a strong desire to pursue their academic course

Before you can apply for a Sports Scholarship you must meet the academic criteria for entry and be registered as a full time student.

Scholarships may be awarded in a wide range of sports. Applicants will be short-listed and may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Scholarships are for a period of one academic year only. Applications will be sought on an annual basis.

For more information , we would advise that you read our

2019 Elite and High Performance Sports Scholarship document 


How do I apply?

 Elite and High Performance Sports Scholarships Application Form.


Completed Application Forms should be returned to;

Ronan Keaskin

Sports Development Office

Block C

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus

Dublin 15.

Phone: 01 885 1153


The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October 2019


Scholarship Recipients 2018/19

Recipients are: Aimee Clarke, Claire Melia, Colin McCabe, Erin Mc Bride, Lauren Duffy, Emmanuel, Okesola Esuku, David Mc Quillan, Megan Bredin, Sophie Larkin, Jordan White, Danielle Baker, Matt Connolly, Niamh Masterson, Anna Brennan, Eric Abulu, Robert Manley, Eoghan Morgan, Jamie Coyne, Daniel O'Donovan, Jamie Hollywood, Eleanor Ryan Doyle, Naoisha McAloon


The full photo gallery can be viewed here


Leinster Bursaries

In association with the Leinster GAA Council there are a limited number of bursaries awarded to outstanding GAA players from Leinster who are registered students of TU Dublin. This Bursary is offered to students in November of each academic year and bursary forms are available from the Leinster GAA website.





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