UL Sport is the new and ultra-simple brand that heralds ‘Ireland’s Sports Campus’ that encapsulates over 40 years of dedicated professional service that has changed the face of Sport in Ireland.
The UL Sport Arena – This stand-alone facility is also home to the National 50m swimming pool base for the high performance swim unit, the 25M Diving Pool, the National Strength & Conditioning Centre, Fitness Studio, Multipurpose Sports Halls, indoor 3-lane Jogging Track, Sprint Track and various other ancillary and associated services. Increased numbers which now average 14,000 individual visits per week.
The UL Sport Outdoor Facilities – this multi-purpose fully floodlit all weather synthetic grass park is UL Sports newest development. It contains two full size 3rd Generation (3G) soccer pitches, one full size 3G rugby pitch and a full size 3G GAA pitch.
This is the largest artificial grass development in Ireland to date designed to IRB, GAA and FIFA specifications. In addition to the state of the art playing fields there is a Sports Pavilion which contains a reception arena, eight changing rooms (all with underfloor heating), two squad rooms and a Pavilion Bar & Restaurant.
This facility is open to UL staff & students and the wider community and regions. Current resident groups include Limerick GAA, Munster Rugby Academy, we have welcomed many GAA county teams since our opening – Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Galway, Cork to mention but a few. We also have a stand-alone facility bank that includes a 400m Athletic Track (due to be refurbished and upgraded 2016), an Astroturf facility, and four Tennis Courts.
The UL Sport Boathouse – another unique facility on campus. Located adjacent to the River Shannon it is home to Ireland’s only indoor powered rowing tank which will simulate various weather and water conditions whilst accommodating up to eight rowers at a time. UL Sport only recently acquired this unique facility – which was built through student funding in 2009.
The UL Sport Adventure Centre – is a unique jewel and a tremendous additional to the campus sports facilities for both students/staff and the general public. Situated on the picturesque shore of Lough Derg (20km from the UL Campus) it offers a full range of outdoor pursuits and team challenge facilities all year round.
University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick