Outstanding Sports Facilities

UCC ranked 1st in Ireland for Sports Facilities

An international survey conducted by International Graduate Insight Group in 2015 ranked UCC 1st in Ireland for its sport's facilities. UCC has 59 Sports Clubs and 78 active student societies.

The Mardyke Arena, UCC consists of a 25m swimming pool, international sized basketball court, dressing rooms, climbing wall and an external viewing gallery over a recently installed indoor and outdoor running track. It is a landmark university sports and leisure facility purpose built on the existing campus sports grounds.

Other facilities also include a swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, state of the art gym’s and associated admin, office, restaurant and support facilities. The design also includes such special features such as a triple height atrium, foyer space with extensive structural glazing and stadium quality incorporated covered viewing gallery.

Whether you wish to pursue a high-performance programme, to reach your full potential as an athlete or wind down after a day's study, the Mardyke Arena is a state of the art facility, purpose built for you, as a UCC student.


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