Sports Facilities


MTU Cork Sports Facilities are among the finest in Ireland.


The main facilities are ideally located on campus and can be easily accessed in less than 5 minutes no matter where you are located at the Bishopstown Campus. These include:

  • A 1,200 seat fully-covered stadium that houses a two tier elite gym, meeting/studio room, doctor’s room, and 8 dressing rooms that complement a floodlit sand based multipurpose pitch
  • A multi-purpose Sports Hall incorporating a state-of-the art Gym & Weights Room. The Gym may be used by all full-time students and is open Monday – Friday 7.00am– 9.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Synthetic  Athletics 8 Lane Track with full track and field facilities. Includes a 1080-seat stand, results and administration centre, dressing rooms and Indoor 5 Lane 60m Track with an Olympic size long jump pit
  • A fully equipped strength and conditioning gym that houses a 625sqm gym area, dressing rooms  is located in the Melbourne Building and is the base for various MTU Cork clubs and occasionally Cork GAA teams
  • Three Soccer Pitches
  • Two Rugby Pitches
  • Two GAA Pitches
  • A walking/jogging track encompassing the campus
  • A floodlit half size Astro-Turf Pitch which can be divided into 2 five a-side pitches

In June 2020, construction commenced on our new €22 million MTU Arena in Cork which will include a large multi-function hall incorporating two basketball courts with seating for an audience of 400 people, a gym, studio rooms and will be another major boast to our sports facilities. This marks the start of a two-phase programme, phase one being the construction of the arena while phase two will deliver an indoor community and high-performance sports facility​.

  • The Sports facilities at the MTU Bishopstown Campus cater primarily for current students and staff users. MTU Bishopstown Campus does, however, make its Sports facilities, mainly its Astro-Turf Pitches, Athletics Track,  and Grass Pitches available to various clubs, sporting organisations, intercounty teams, and to local, regional, and national community groups/projects. MTU Bishopstown Campus also facilitates limited “external” membership for the Gym and the Track.

  • Astro email:

  • Grass pitches email:

  • Track email:

  • Gym email:

  • A further multipurpose sportshall, astro turf, and swimming, diving and sailing facilities are available at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy.

  • LeisureWorld is located off the main MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus and has 3 swimming pools (25m, 18m and toddler pool). Special student discounts apply for use of the pool.






MTU's excellently prepared sports grounds and facilities played host to numerous competitions throughout the year including primary and second level schools’ matches, the Rebel Run, the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, the Christmas day ‘GOAL Mile’ and the Special Olympics Munster Championships. MTU provides training facilities for a number of teams including the Cork GAA teams from juvenile to senior levels, Cork City Soccer, and Munster Rugby Academy.