Sport Ireland Campus is encouraging everyone - of all fitness levels - to take the opportunity and experience the world-class facilities at the home of Irish Sport.
The Sport Ireland Campus is open to everyone and there is something for everyone at every level.
The campus is known as the home for high performance programmes run by the IRFU, Swim Ireland, FAI, Hockey Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Gymnastics Ireland. International teams such as the All Blacks also use the facilities for their training camps.
However, it's not just for the high performance athletes: the Sport Ireland Campus caters for the needs of the local community with participation programmes and is also open to visitors from around the country for events or facility hire.
The Sport Ireland Campus is ideal for team or individual training and boasts world-class indoor and outdoor facilities which host local, national, and international events. Many of our current and future Olympians, including Shane Ryan (Swimmer), Nhat Nguyen (Badminton) and many more, train at the Campus to prepare for competitions around the world.
The Sport Ireland Campus also provides valuable amenities for the local community with facility rentals, kids camps, academies, parties, team-building events, and corporate conferences and exhibitions.
There are also inclusive programmes for athletes with disabilities and people recovering from chronic illness.
Here We Go
The ‘Here We Go’ campaign, has been developed to champion these world-class facilities by engaging with the public and encouraging them to learn more and get involved.
As Michael Murray, Sport Ireland Campus chief operating officer explains: “The Here We Go is a reminder of the central position the Sport Ireland Campus holds as the home of Irish Sport. I encourage everyone to find out more about the Sport Ireland Campus and to see how they can take part in some world-class programmes and facilities available.”
Readers are also in with a chance to win one year's gym membership at Sport Ireland Campus Fitness by entering our Facebook competition.
The amazing facilities on the campus include:
Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena houses a number of different sports including athletics, field sports (rugby, soccer, GAA), gymnastics, basketball, badminton, martial arts and more. This fully accessible, multi-sport and multi-purpose arena was built to the highest world-class standards. It ensures that Ireland has the best facility for indoor sport and events, which can be used by sporting bodies, high-performance athletes, clubs and the general public.
There’s impressive indoor synthetic pitches, including a full-sized soccer pitch that also caters to all field sports and a half-sized rugby pitch.
The centrepiece of the building is a 200-metre indoor running track, used for athletics training, competitions and a variety of other sports.
The Sport Ireland National Gymnastics Training Centre is a bespoke facility boasting all the equipment needed for elite performers, academies, camps, school and corporate team-building events.
The Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre attracts over one million visitors a year and host national and international events. This is where high-performance athletes train as well as grassroot and adult ‘Learn to Swim’ academies, diving academies, school programmes, member or family recreational swim sessions. The NAC is also the home of the renowned family-favourite AquaZone waterpark and a high-spec gym, Sport Ireland Campus Fitness which welcomes all fitness levels.
The Campus is also home to the IRFU High Performance Centre, the GAA National Games Development Centre, and the FAI National Training Centre. The Multi-Sport Synthetic Pitches cater for the national Hockey team training and also provide all-weather pitches for local Soccer and Gaelic teams with 10 pitches in total and a pavilion with meeting rooms.
The Olympic-standard National Horse Sport Arena is located in the old walled garden of Abbotstown House for equestrian training and events. The arena is designed for show jumping, dressage, carriage driving, pony and eventing.
The Sport Ireland National Cross-Country Track was the host venue of the 2021 European Cross Country Championships and is a permanent track for both training and competition as well as a weekly park run.
The National Modern Pentathlon Centre with a Fencing Arena and a Laser Shooting facility complements the facilities on Campus for Running, Swimming and Horse Riding, featuring all five of the modern pentathlon sports in one location.
The National Diving Training Centre allows Ireland's top divers as well as Diving Academy, gymnasts and our Kids Camp participants to practise and perfect their technique outside of the pool using high spec trampoline and tumbling areas.
The list of facilities is endless. Other highlights include a Campus Conference Centre, the Cricket Ireland High Performance Training Centre, a Cyclocross Skills Zone, Walking trails. Aside from these facilities, over 500 acres of walking and running routes, forest paths, a 2.5km loop with outdoor fitness and sports equipment and open spaces can be enjoyed by all.
Over 25 National Governing Bodies have offices located in the Sport Ireland Campus in the Irish Sport HQ and in individual offices. This facilitates collaboration and cooperation between the different sporting codes in Ireland.
Participation for all
Kids Sport Academies With Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving, Athletics and Multi-Sport to choose from, there is always something for everyone.
Kids Holiday Camps The world-class facilities are matched only by the fun atmosphere and quality coaching.
Birthday Parties We specialise in providing fun-filled, action-packed birthday parties with different sports.
School Sport Programmes and Tours Aligned with the National Physical Education Curriculum and help to promote a positive attitude towards physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.
Adult Academy classes It is never too late to try a new sport or perfect the skills in a sport you are already familiar with- Diving, Gymnastics or Swimming.
Sport Ireland Campus Fitness A newly refurbished state-of-the-art gym with a variety of fitness classes, a health suite and access to a 50m Olympic-standard pool.
Clubs/ Companies/ Groups:
Facility Rentals & Team Training
Events From teambuilding to bespoke events, the multi-purpose facilities and dedicated conference centre are ideal flexible venues.
Here We Go… wherever you are on your journey find out more at www.sportirelandcampus.ie