UCD Sport


If you have a passion for competitive sport or a desire to lead a healthier and active lifestyle, UCD Sport and UCD Sport & Fitness have a wide variety of sporting and leisure pursuits to choose from. With 56 official sports clubs, excellent facilities and a huge programme of fitness classes there is something for everyone. So make the most of your time in UCD, get involved, get active and have fun.

UCD Sports Clubs

UCD clubs are at the heart of student sport in the University, with over 8,500 members. Clubs provide a huge range of opportunities to train, play, and compete, catering to all interests and abilities. UCD clubs have nurtured some of Ireland’s finest national and international sports people. UCD clubs also cater for students who may not wish to compete but want to train in a particular sport for health and fitness benefits. With a huge range of options on offer from team sports, martial arts, water sports and adventure sports there is something for everyone at UCD. For full details of all clubs, visit www.ucd.ie/sport/clubs or find UCD Sport on Facebook.

Membership of a club is open to registered UCD students, UCD staff and recent graduates of the University (subject to the approval of the Athletic Union Council).

“I joined out of curiosity, stayed for the people; I then got hooked on the sport. Four years later the canoe club has become a second family that I see myself continuing to be involved in for years and years to come.”
Maryanne Doyle, Canoe Club

“Becoming involved in a club is a great way to meet people and settle in to College life. It’s also helped to build my confidence and I have learned how to work well with others. For me the club is a home away from home.” 
Emma McHugh, Ladies Gaelic Football Club

How to Join


For further information contact:
Suzanne Bailey, Sports Development Manager
T: (01) 7162208
E: suzanne.bailey@ucd.ie