Being active and leading a healthy lifestyle is crucial while at university. There are many physical, mental and social benefits of being active including improved body shape, improved confidence and concentration, and sport is a great way to meet people! Also, studies show a positive correlation between performance in sport and level of academic achievement. So what better reason to get off the sofa and in to your sports gear! DCU Sports & Wellbeing offers opportunities for DCU students to get involved for fun and fitness through the ACTIVE DCU Programme. This programme is for students that want to keep fit, or just want to get involved in sport but without the competitive pressures! 

Men's & Women's Astro Leagues 

Join in the fast paced outdoor 5-a-side Men's or Women's Soccer leagues. Games are played every Wednesday afternoon at the 5-a-side Soccer Centre on the DCU Glasnevin Campus. Get a team together with your classmates or roommates! It's a great way to get some exercise and to enjoy some competitive soccer!

Semester 1 Dates: Wednesday 9th of October - 11th of December 2019

Semester 2 Dates: Wednesday 19th of February - 15th of April 2020


Venue: 5-a-side Soccer Centre, DCU Glasnevin Campus

Register at: DCU Sports & Wellbeing, Ground Floor McNulty Building, DCU Glasnevin Campus, application form is available here

Register By:

Friday the 4th of October 2019 for Semester 1 Leagues

Friday the 14th of February 2020 for Semester 2 Leagues

Cost: €80 per team

For more information e-mail soccer@dcu.ie 

 Recreational GAA

Ladies GaGa is a recreational GAA initiative aimed to introduce football to new players, and as a fun fitness session for ladies that don't want to play competitively. The session is held on DCU Glasnevin Campus every week and is a great way to get involved in the DCU club, meet friends and get some exercise.

Dates: To be confirmed

LS Touch Fit Rugby

Do you want to learn the skill of rugby and get fit and active? If so Lucozade Sport (LS) Touchfit Rugby is for you. 

Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday 1-2pm for 6 weeks from Tue 9th Oct-Thurs 1st Oct 2018.

Venue: 5-a-side Soccer Centre, DCU Glasnevin Campus

Register: Visit www.lstouchfit.ie or e-mail rugby@dcu.ie

 Meet & Train Athletics

Running is a great free way to stay fit and active. All you need is a good pair of trainers and some sports gear. The DCU Meet & Train Group meets every week and runs in the beautiful Albert College park located 2 minutes from DCU.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm

Venue: Meet at Sports Complex Reception, DCU Glasnevin Campus

Register By e-mail to sportsdeveloment@dcu.ie


Futsal is 20 minute indoor soccer game, teams consist of 5 players with a maximum of 10 in a squad. This is a fast paced game of soccer action!

St.Patrick's Campus Dates : Monday and Wednesday 6-7 pm in the New Sports Hall

For more information e-mail soccer@dcu.ie 


Dates: Contact DCU Boxing fior beginners times by email at boxingamateur.dcu@gmail.com 

Venue: Minor Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus

 Sli na Slainte Walking Routes

Dates: Pick up a Sli na Slainte card and get walking using the DCU or Albert College Park routes.

Venue: DCU Glasnevin Campus or Albert College Park

Cost: Free

 Soccer 5-a-side

Dates: Various times available, visit DCU Sports Complex for more information.

Venue: Soccer Centre, DCU Glasnevin Campus