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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

Clubs & Societies A-Z leaflet (pdf)

DCU Sports Clubs Training Times


How to join a Sports Club

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

Club or Society Website

You can join a DCU Club or Society at any time during the year by visiting the Club or Society webpages at

DCU Clubs & Socs Days

You can join a DCU Club or Society by visiting the Clubs and Societies stands on the annual DCU Clubs & Socs Days which are held in semester 1 and 2.

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.


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)

Representing DCU

The act of balancing academic and sporting achievement and personal development remains a challenge for talented Irish Sports people. Through our elite sport initiatives, DCU is committed to enhancing the academic and sporting development of young sports people in the country, as well as making a positive impact on the future of Irish Sport. With that said, we understand that academic and sporting schedules may cross and interfere with each other. In order to assist with these difficult situations DCU Sport & Wellbeing provide the Sports Representation Form. This is applicable to DCU Sport Scholarship students only and must be completed, signed and submitted in a timely manner.