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Sports Clubs are the nucleus of student sport at DCU and provide ample opportunities for students to get involved in sport. Our sports clubs cater for the competitive sportsperson with aspirations to represent DCU in intervarsity, national and international competitions, as well as beginners and recreational participants. DCU sports clubs are student-run and student-led so you can play your sport and also lead and develop your club. DCU Sports Club train and compete on the Glasnevin Campus, St Patrick’s Campus, Sports Complex and DCU Sports Grounds and receive financial support from capitation. Capitation is the portion of the student levy that funds clubs, societies and the Students' Union. The highlight of the sporting social calendar is the DCU Club & Society Awards held in April each year. Join a DCU Sports Club and ensure your time at DCU is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience!

Sports Clubs Training Times and Contact Details 2018-2019

Clubs & Societies A-Z leaflet 2019-2020 (pdf)

Clubs Training Times 2019-2020 (pdf) 

How to join a Sports Club

It costs €4 to join each Club or Society.  Below are the ways in which you can join:

DCU Clubs & Socs Days 2018

You can join a DCU Club or Society by visiting the Clubs and Societies stands on the DCU Clubs & Socs Days which are held on:

Monday 30th September 2019, Sports Hall, Glasnevin Campus, 10am-4pm

Tuesday 1st October 2019, Sports Hall, Glasnevin Campus, 10am-4pm

Wednesday 2nd October 2019,  Auditorium, St Patrick's Campus, 10am-4pm

Clubs & Socs Offices

You can join a DCU Club or Society by visiting the Clubs & Socs Offices in The U, Glasnevin Campus or the DCUSU on the St Patrick's Campus at any time during the year.

Contact the Club or Society

You can join a DCU Club or Society contacting the Club or Society direct at any time during the year.  Club & Society contcat e-mails are listed in the Clubs & Societies A-Z leaflet 2018-2019 in the contcats section above.

How to set up a new Sports Club

If you have an idea for a new club we would be delighted to discuss it with you! We offer sports development guidance and support to help you make your idea become a reality. If you would like to set up a new club please contact Yvonne McGowan, Senior Sports Development Officer e-mail and download our guidance leaflet below.

How to set up a new Sports Club (Word)