Sport & Societies
Sports and Societies
Sports Day takes place on Tuesday 15th September 2015
Societies Day takes place on Wednesday 16th September 2015
Nexus Hall, Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus from 10.30am - 2.30pm.
Societies and Sports Clubs encourage participation to raise awareness of the huge variety of activities that Cork Institute of Technology has to offer.
If a particular Society or Club appeals to you put your name down and head along to their first meeting.
The Sports Office facilitates students and their club and is responsible for the management of sports facilities in the Institute. A section in the office is dedicated solely for club members to work on club business, design posters, make phone calls, and access the internet. The Sports Office plays a key role in the life of CIT, assisting students in the running of clubs and interacting with people of similar interests. Sport in CIT is supported by:
- Sports Officer
- Acting Sports Officer
- Sports and Societies Administrator
- GAA Development Officer
- Soccer Facilitator
- Rugby Facilitator
- Athletics Development Officer
- Gym Supervisors
The Gym may be used by all full-time students and is open Monday – Friday 7.30am – 9.00pm and Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm. T: 021 433 5778.
New students should look out for “Sports Day” which will be held on the 15th September 2015 September when each club gives information of its activities and recruits new members.
CIT participates at the highest level of competition amongst the country’s third-level institutions and is a member of “Student Sport Ireland” (SSI). SSI is the Governing Body for Sports in Institutes of Technologies and Universities; its aim is to promote and develop third-level student sport in Ireland.
CIT has a broad range of sports clubs including field sports, indoor sports, water sports, and great outdoor sports. CIT’s excellently prepared sports grounds and facilities played host to numerous competitions throughout the year including schools’ matches, International Cork City Sports (Athletics), IDFPA Powerlifting National Championships, GOAL Mile, Munster and All-Ireland Schools & Universities Cross Country Championships. CIT provides training facilities for a number of teams including the Cork Senior Hurlers and Footballers, Cork Ladies Footballers, Cork Development Squads, Cork City Soccer and Munster Rugby.
To underline its commitment to Sport, CIT annually awards Sports Scholarships to a wide range of sports for Seniors and Freshers. The Sport Scholarships range in value from €500 to €1,000. It is expected that those awarded the Scholarship will have high levels of achievement in their chosen sport and a full involvement and participation in this sport in the Institute.
For the 2014/2015 academic year, 102 Sports Scholarships were presented by Guest Speaker, Anna Geary, All-Ireland winning Camogie Captain. Both male and female athletes from 17 different sports were recipients. These scholarships are awarded to students who display high achievement levels, commitment and dedication to their chosen sport and very importantly, loyalty to that sport within the Institute.
While representing both CIT and their home clubs at the highest level, many have also represented their province as well as their country. These Sports Scholarships provide valuable assistance to students in their quest for sporting excellence. It is hoped that the recognition will encourage recipients to continue to train at the levels required, to continually strive for excellence in their chosen sport and ensure further sporting success, whilst also hoping that it will act as a further encouragement for students to continue their academic studies and realise their full potential.
SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
- 75 CIT Sports Scholarships (33 Freshers/Development and 42 Senior) for Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Boxing, Camogie, Football, Golf, Hockey, Horseracing, Hurling, Karate, Powerlifting, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer
- 14 Munster Council GAA Scholarships
- 11 Munster Rugby Scholarships
- 1 Cobh Ramblers FC
- 1 Cork Women’s FC
Scholarship Application Forms
Applicants must have enrolled on a full-time academic course at CIT before applying for a Sports Scholarship.
Closing date for application: 5.00pm 23rd September 2016