UCD Sport prides itself with providing the student, staff and graduates with some of the best facilities country. With the recent addittion of UCD Sport and Fitness 50m Swimming Pool, UCD has created a World Class facility here on campus. 

With indoor hall, outdoor grass and synthetic pitches, squash, swimming, climbing and 56 clubs to chose from there really is Something for Everyone here in UCD. 

UCD Sport Multi-Sport Camps

Here at UCD Sport we are proud of our excellent facilities, our camps, our staff and the children who attend. The ethos of our Multi-Sport camps is to provide an enriching, inclusive and welcoming environment full of fun where children can try a range of sports and activities. We encourage our campers to try something different, make new friends and most importantly to enjoy their time spent with us.

Camps run throughout the Summer starting in July from 10am-2.30pm daily. The camps offer our popular pre and after-camp service, allowing camp goers the chance to begin their day from as early as 8am and/or finish at 5.30pm. As usual we have a variety of sports and activities on offer.

There is also Halloween, Mid Term and Easter Camps that run throughout the year. 

We encourage all parents/guardians to book early to avoid disappointment and to avail of our early bird offer.

Our next upcoming camp is our Summer Camp, our Multi Sport summer camp will run for 5 weeks, and we will also be running a Climbing summer camp for 2 weeks in August;

Multi Sport Summer Camp:


Week 1: 3rd July - 7th July 2017

Week 2: 10th July - 14th July 2017

Week 3: 17th July - 21st July 2017

Week 4: 24th July - 28th July 2017

Week 5: 31st July - 4th August 2017

 

10am-2.30pm: €120 

8am - 2.30pm: €160 

8am - 5.30pm: €195 

10am - 5.30pm: €165 

Daily Rates are also available; 10am-2.30pm : €30. Please note daily bookings can not be made online. 

UCD Sport Climbing Camps


UCD Climbing Camps are based on an ethos of fun and development with an emphasis on taking part and enjoyment. Catering for children 8-12 years, all the basics of climbing are taught in a fun and safe environment. Challenge yourself to new heights on our 30 foot tall Climbing Wall!! Our camp caters for all levels.

Climbing Summer Camp**:

Week 1: 8th August - 11th August 2017 (4 day week)

Week 2: 14th August - 18th August 2017

 

10am-1pm: €96 (4 day camp)

10am-1pm: €120 (five day camp)

 

**Please note Pre Camp and After Camp is not available during the Climbing Camp**

 

Book before/on Friday 9th June 2017 to avail of our Early Bird Offer. €10 off per child per week when you book the full week of camp.

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For more information on our camps check out  www.facebook.com/ucdsportscamps

You can also email camps@ucd.ie  

Further information is also available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821

 

 

UCD Sport Birthday Parties

We can tailor birthday parties for children as young as 5! We have a variety of sports to choose from, including Rock Climbing, Soccer, Archery, Parachute Games to name a few.  Our party coaches will be there to greet you on arrival, entertain the children from the moment they arrive and ensure the party runs smoothly, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the fun. Parties are for one and a hallf hours duration and can take place indoors or outdoors. Our childrens birthday parties are very popular so early booking is advisable.

Activities: 

Climbing, Soccer, Dodgeball, Archery, Snag Golf, Parachute Games, Softball, Lacrosse, Tag Rugby, Rounders, Cricket, Uni Hoc and Dance

*If Climbing is chosen at least 45minutes is required for this

** Climbing and Archery cannot be booked together for the same party.

If the activity you are looking for is not in the list, just ask, we can tailor the party to meet your needs. Suggestions to improve our service are always welcome.

Multi Sport Parties: 

We recommend choosing up to three sports, and each sport is done for half an hour.

Up to 15 Children: €160
16-20 Children: €200 (This includes extra instructor)
21-30 children (Max 30): €260 (This includes extra instructors and the group will be split for activities)

Climbing Parties:

One hour of climbing only (max 15 children)€160
One hour of climbing and half an hour of sport (max 15 children): €200 
Climbing and Sport for 16-30 children (Max 30): €260 (the group will be split in half and will rotate the sport and climbing, 45 minutes for each)
 
** Climbing and Archery cannot be booked together for the same party.

How to Book

Ring our reception on 01 7163839/3821, a €50 deposit is required upon booking.

Party Food

Outside food is not permitted. Cafe Brava facilitates Birthday food should you wish to call upon them to make a booking email des.moran@ucd.ie.

Further information and booking is available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 

Download our FULL Birthday Party Brochure HERE

UCD Sport Saturday AM Club

UCD Sport provides access to some of the best sporting facilities nationwide. Our UCD Sport Saturday AM Programme offers children a unique chance to enjoy a wide variety of team and individual sports and activities unavailable elsewhere. Set in a non competitive environment each sport and activity poses a fun new challenge and the opportunity to learn and develop a new skill. Our coaches will encourage social interaction between the children and focus on gradually increasing athletic development and skill acquisition as the children pregress through the the end of term 3.

Each week the children will take part in two activities and by the end of term 1 they will have participated in 20 sports/activities. From term 1 to term 3 the children will progress from an introduction to a sport through to learning and developing the skills involved. Sign up for a full term or come along and drop into a session on any given week.

Further information and booking is available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 

UCD Sport Juvenile Climbing Courses

UCD Sport runs five week Juvenile climbing Courses, catering for boys and girls aged 8 years - 16 years. These weekly sessions (12Noon-1.30pm) will teach the children the basics and fundamentals of climbing in a safe and fun enviroment!

Further information and booking is available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 or see www.facebook.com/ucdclimbingwall

UCD Sport Gecko Club

On completion of the five week Juvenile Climbing Course, children have the opportunity to join our Gecko club, this runs on a ten week term basis, allowing the climbers to return for weekly practice on Saturdays from 10am-12Noon.

Further information and booking is available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 or see www.facebook.com/ucdclimbingwall

There are 12 natural grass playing pitches at Belfield. The premier grounds include the UCD Bowl and Devlin Park. UCD Bowl, opened for the UCD Soccer club following the redevelopment in March 2008. It is a shared facility which provides a high-quality outdoor sports arena for soccer and rugby. In developing the facility, which serves both codes, UCD is endeavoring to deliver a quality venue which complies with UEFA licensing and IRB standards with regard to playing surface quality and spectator comfort and safety. In addition, sports lighting infrastructure is in place in order to accommodate evening events at the Bowl. The UCD Bowl received the 2009 FAI "Sportsground of the Year".This investment complements the development of the Sports Pavilion which provides state-of-the-art dressing rooms. This facility has been strategically provided to serve the changing/recovery needs of athletes performing at the Hockey Stadium and the UCD Bowl.

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Squash is one of the most popular recreational sports at Belfield with the squash courts always in demand. There are four squash courts in the Sports Centre. Squash racquets can be hired at reception in the Sports Centre at a cost of €3.00, where  squash balls can also be purchased.

Members of the student and staff squash clubs are entitled to use the courts free of charge during club times.

The following rates apply per 40 minutes per person
UCD Student €2.50
UCD Staff €3.00
Public €6.50
Language Schools/Colleges €6.50

**The squash courts can be booked at the reception desk in the Sports Centre, up to seven days in advance (with payment) or on the day bookings can be made over the phone at 01 7163821 / 01 716 3839

Patterson Hockey Pitch

The floodlit sand-filled hockey pitch, finished to a high standard, has full F.I.H. accreditation for international training and matches.  The pitch can also be divided into four 7-a-side soccer pitches. The pitch is a replacement for the polygrass Hockey pitch, the site of which becomes part of the new sports development due to begin construction in early 2009.

The pitch which is suitable for a wide range of sports including hockey, soccer and general training purposes.

The pitch can be booked for both seven-a-side soccer games  and as a full hockey pitch games by UCD students, staff and clubs. Schools, other colleges, sporting bodies and the general public are also permitted to book the pitch at higher rates.

Rates per Hour
Students and Staff  7-A-Side €25 payable on booking
Students and Staff  €40 payable on booking
Schools 7-A-Side €35 payable on booking
Schools €55 payable on booking
Non-College 7-A-Side €60 payable on booking
Non-College  €90 payable on booking
Language Schools/Colleges 7-A-Side €40 payable on booking
Language School/ Colleges €80 payable on booking

 

 

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The National Hockey Stadium

The pitch was built in 1994 for the Women's Hockey World Cup finals and the Men's Hockey European Championship finals.  It is reserved for hockey purposes mainly and has covered spectator accommodation for 510 people.  The pitch is waterbased i.e. the pitch has to be watered before activity so as to minimise friction.

The stadium can be booked by UCD students, staff and clubs.  Schools, other colleges, sporting bodies and the general public are also permitted to book the pitch although higher rates are charged.

 

Rates per Hour
Students and Staff  €45 payable on booking
Schools €60 payable on booking
Public €95 payable on booking
Language Schools/Colleges €85 payable on booking

 

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The 10m rifle range in the basement of the UCD Boiler House is considered to be the finest of its kind in Ireland. Strict safety regulations and a code of practice are in operation. Although opening times are liberal, the rifle range is only available to members of the UCD Rifle Club. Contact the UCD Rifle club for further information. Email: rifle@ucd.ie 
Web: www.ucd.ie/rifle

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There are two large multipurpose sports halls in the Sports Centre. The halls are suitable for basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, badminton, aerobics,One Walled Handball and Olympic Handball and cater for UCD Sport Clubs. The halls can be hired by students, staff and the general public However club allocations take priority and hall-time is subject to availability and equipment requirements.

For Bookings contact the Sports Centre reception on 01 7163839/3821

Indoor Bookings manager: sportfacilitiesinfo@ucd.ie

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Hall A & B 
(Whole Hall per hour, payable on booking)
 GroupIndividual
Students and Staff €20 €2.50
Schools €50 €3.00
Language Schools/Colleges €50 €6.50
Public €55 €6.50

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Prestige 5-a-side Pitches

The six pitches, which are floodlit,  can be booked for five-a-side games by UCD students, staff and clubs.  Schools, other colleges, sporting bodies and the general public are also permitted to book the pitches at higher rates.

Rates per Hour
Students and Staff 5-A-Side €25 payable on booking
Schools 5-A-Side €35 payable on booking
Non-College 5-A-Side €60 payable on booking
Language Schools/Colleges 5-A-Side €40 payable on booking

 

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Prestige 11-a-side Pitch
 
The pitch which is floodlit, is suitable for a wide range of sports including soccer, gaelic games, rugby and for general training purposes.  The actual playing surface is FIFA approved.
The pitch can be booked for eleven-a-side games by UCD students, staff and clubs.  Schools, other colleges, sporting bodies and the general public are also permitted to book the pitch at higher rates.
Rates per Hour
Students and Staff 

€50 payable on booking (€75 after 5p.m.)

Schools  €75 payable on booking 
Non-College  €75 payable on booking (€90 after 5p.m.)
Language Schools/Colleges  €80 payable on booking 

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Devlin Park and R2 Synthetic Pitches
 
During the Summer of 2007, Devlin Park GAA pitch and R2 Rugby were converted to synthetic surfaces with the latest artificial grass technology installed. Both surfaces are approved by the relevant governing bodies for matches and training.  It is envisaged that these two surfaces will alleviate pressure on the remaining natural grass pitches during the winter months.  Both pitches are available for hire on a limited basis by students, staff and members of the public.
Rates per Hour
Students and Staff 

€75 payable on booking (€100 with lights)

Schools  €100 payable on booking (€125 with lights)
Non-College  €125 payable on booking (€150 with lights)
Language Schools/Colleges  €100 payable on booking €125 with lights)

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For outdoor bookings contact Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 or for block bookings contact  sportfacilitiesinfo@ucd.ie

The newly refurbished, sand filled synthetic grass Tennis Courts are very poplular among students, staff and the public and are of an excellent standard. They appeal to players of all levels and the courts are available to hire, up to seven days in advance, for students, staff and public. All courts are floodlit and equipment is available to rent from the UCD Sport reception desk. For further details or to book please contact us on 01 7163839 or 3821. 

The following rates apply per court, per hour:
UCD Students: €7.50
UCD Staff: €9
Public: €12

UCD Students and staff will be required to show valid ID.

If lights are required an additional €2.50 is required.

Students, staff and recent graduates can contact the UCD Tennis Club directly if they are interested in joining the Club.

Email: tennis@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/tennis

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A schedule of pay as you go fitness classes is available in the indoor Halls of UCD Sport throughout the Academic Year and for most of the holiday periods which are provided by the UCD Sport and Fitness Instructors.

Classes which are run include Body Blitz, CX Works Les Mills, Piloxing and Body Balance Les Mills. These classes are open to all (UCD Students, UCD Staff and Public) on a 'Pay as you go Basis' and are priced at €4 per class. Current Students of UCD can avail of these classes for free on presentation of their valid UCD Student card. 

The time of the year dictates the schedules, during September - May, a wide range of times/classes are available but during the quiet summer months (May-August) there are no classes.

The January - April 2017 Pay as you Go Classes will run week commencing January 23rd until week of April 24th 2017 inclusive....

 Please contact the reception desk in the Sports Centre (01 7163839 or 01 7163821) for the most up to date time-table or drop us an email:

Contact: sportfacilitiesinfo@ucd.ie
01 7163839/3821

Pay as You Go Timetable 2017

 

UCD’s climbing wall is located in the campus’ Sports Centre and is a popular amenity that attracts great interest in particular with our Kids Sports Programmes. It is ideal for beginners to climbing, is a real test of strength and agility and is a great way to stay active, while having tremendous fun.

We offer various membership types to suit the complete beginner to the most proficient climber. One of our most popluar being our quarterly memberships of 50Euro for exclusive use of the wall for three months and also our pay as you use rate of 5Euro. 

School and club groups are also avail of our climbing wall (€45 per hour plus instructor fee) a capacity of ten people must be accompanied by one instructor and one supervisor.

The UCD Mountaineering club may use the wall free of charge during their allocated club times. All other times a cost of €3.50 is required along with a valid UCD Mountaineering card (distributed from the Sport Centre).

We provide regular beginner courses for adults and children. These courses provide one with the basics of climbing in a fun and safe environment. Upon completion of these courses there is scope for children to join our gecko club that meets during set times at the weekend at the wall. Adults can also avail of membership to our wall after completion of the beginner’s course.

For further information please ring us on 01 7163839/3821

Kids Climbing @ UCD Climbing Wall!! 

UCD Sport runs FIVE WEEK Juvenile climbing Courses, catering for boys and girls aged 8 years - 16years. These weekly sessions (12Noon-1.30pm) will teach the children the basics and fundamentals of climbing in a safe and fun enviroment! Our next juvenile climbing course starts on September 12th 2015 is fully booked, if you would like to receive information regarding the next course please e-mail us on climbing@ucd.ie.

On completion of the Juvenile Climbing Course, children have the opportunity to join our Gecko club, this runs on a ten week term basis, allowing the climbers to return for weekly practice on Saturdays from 10am-12Noon.  

Additionally our climbing wall is a popular birthday party location and regularly used in our children’s camps. For more information regarding these please see our “Sports Camps” link or email camps@ucd.ie

All queries regarding the climbing wall and our courses please contact via email to climbing@ucd.ie  or alternatively 716 3839/3821.

Please check out our facebook page for upcoming courses or Click here for a look at our Guide to the UCD Climbing Wall

UCD Sport Juvenile Climbing Courses

UCD Sport runs five week Juvenile climbing Courses, catering for boys and girls aged 8 years - 16 years. These weekly sessions (12Noon-1.30pm) will teach the children the basics and fundamentals of climbing in a safe and fun enviroment!

Further information and booking is available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 or see www.facebook.com/ucdclimbingwall

UCD Sport Gecko Club

On completion of the five week Juvenile Climbing Course, children have the opportunity to join our Gecko club, this runs on a ten week term basis, allowing the climbers to return for weekly practice on Saturdays from 10am-12Noon.

Further information and booking is available at the main Sports Centre Reception on 01 7163839/3821 or see www.facebook.com/ucdclimbingwall

The Belfield Barbershop is located in the UCD Sports Centre opposite Hall B. It has been in operation since 17th November, 1995, making it one of the longest running businesses on the UCD Campus.

The shop was opened in 1995 by Jimmy Coffey, one of UCD’s most iconic figures, which was then passed onto his son Richie following his death in 2011. 

Since then, Richie and his brother, Jamie have continued their father’s legacy of maintaining and providing the highest level of gent’s grooming at affordable prices. 
The two brothers excel in all styles, both modern and old-fashioned and cater for males of all ages. Collectively, they both have over 25 years of experience in the barber industry and their work is to the highest standard specialising in everything from complete re-styles, short and long hairstyles and beard trimming. 

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The shop is located next door to the High Performance Gym changing rooms, which makes it efficient to get a quick haircut before or after your workout. It is also very useful for students, staff and everyone in between as it saves the long trip into the city centre. 

The shop is open six days a week during the college year and five days a week out of term. Please find the opening times below:

Normal Hours
Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10.30am – 5pm
Sat: 12pm – 4pm

Summer Hours
Mon: 11am – 5pm
Tue: 11am – 5pm
Wed: 11am – 5pm
Thurs: 11am – 5pm
Fri: 11am – 5pm

If you would like to view some of Richie and Jamie’s work or get in contact with them, please visit the Belfield Barbershop Facebook page

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DBC

Critical to the success of any athlete is the proper care and attention when injured. Together with the international physiotherapy and rehabilitation group DBC, we have established a leading Sports Medicine and Chartered Physiotherapy centre at the Institute. The focus is on exercise-based rehabilitation, supplemented by the expert skills of Chartered Physios and Sports Doctors; led by Liam Heavin.

Our facilities and services include: High-Tech Sports Rehabilitation Gym DBC Back and Neck Rehabilitation Clinic Post-Operative Rehabilitation Expert Manual Therapy Isokinetic Dynamometer Testing Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning Sports Medicine Physician

DBC Belfield at University College DublinChartered Physiotherapy - Sports Medicine - Rehabilitation

UCD Institute for Sport & Health, Newstead Building, Block C, University College Dublin

Tel: 01-716 3240 Fax: 01-716 3250 Email: belfield@dbc.ie

UCD Physio Hub

The UCD Physio Hub is a new exciting initiative run by Ciaran Purcell based in the Sports Centre with students from the School of Physiotherapy. They provide the UCD Sports Clubs with fantastic resources in particular recovery massage for athletes. 

Currently the team work with a limited number of clubs incluing soccer, rugby, GAA, swimming and hockey. The aim of the service is to see athletes who have a high training load benefitting from this service as this massage session is designed to aid with recovery while allowing the student Physiotherapists a valuable learning opportunity. 

The Clubhouse beside the Student and Sports Centre is the only bar on campus and provides a great spot for students to hang out whether it is just for a chat and a drink, for lunch with their lovely lunch menu or to watch a match. 

Club events and parties can be booked in either downstairs or in the O'Neill Lounge upstairs. 

For further information and bookings you can contact (01) 716 3146 or email clubhouse@ucd.ie

You can also check the availailability of the faility for your event on the online booking system at: clubhouseevents.ucd.ie