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Sports and Clubs

The Sport's Office

The Sports Office facilitates students and their club and is responsible for the management and upkeep of all 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 MTU assisting students in the running of clubs and interacting with people of similar interests. MTU participates at the highest level of competition amongst the country’s third level institutions and in the world. As well as catering for the competitive athlete, MTU’s Sports Office place a big emphasis on participation and runs a number of activities such as aerobics, circuit training, and ‘fit for life’ programmes.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Office Closed

Sports Office - Located 1st Floor Balcony
of the Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CITsports    
Twitter: @CITSports


Sports Officer

Miriam Deasy


021 4335763

Sports Officer

Mai O'Leary


021 4335764

GAA Development Officer

Keith Ricken


021 4335765

087 2305396

Athletics Development Officer

Craig Harrington


086 7700588


Soccer Facilitator Eric Marah


021 4335768

086 7816710

Rugby Officer Denis Corridan rugby@cit.ie 021 4335769
086 8375142
Gym Supervisor Norma Buckley norma.buckley@cit.ie

021 433 5778

Sports & Societies Administrator Fintan O'Leary fintan.oleary@cit.ie

021 4335767

Sports & Societies Accounts Rory McDonnell rory.mcdonnell@cit.ie 021 4335762


MTU Sports Scholarships are allocated for the Pursuit of Excellence in Sport

To underline its commitment to Sport, MTU annually awards Sports Scholarships to a wide range of sports for Seniors and First years (Freshers). The Sport Scholarships range in value from €500 to €1,250. 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 at the Institute.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Thursday 26th September 2019. See below on how to apply.


The service benefits to the recipients include access to MTU Sports Facilities including the Elite Gym & Weights Room, Sports Education Talks & Workshops and a Mentoring Support Network. These Scholarships provide valuable assistance to students in their quest for sporting excellence.

Application for a MTU Sports Scholarship is restricted to students that have met the MTU  admission requirements through the CAO system and are enrolled on a programme of full-time academic study at MTU. If you believe you are of the calibre to receive a Sports Scholarship, we would encourage you to apply. 

For the 2018/2019 academic year, 65 Sports Scholarships were awarded across 14 different sports to support and encourage the students to reach their full potential.

MTU is delighted to recognise such talented sports people from a broad range of sports including athletics, basketball, boxing, camogie, GAA, golf, handball, hockey, ladies football, orienteering, powerlifting, sailing, and soccer. MTU looks forward to helping each athlete achieve even more during their time in MTU and beyond. Our thanks to Munster GAA Council who sponsored eleven scholarships.

The programme has been in place at MTU since 1998 and over the years it has supported hundreds of up and coming sports stars in their quest to excel at their chosen sports.

Many of these students went on to become household names as they reached the top of both the national and international arenas. Sport stars like Rachel O'Shea (Athletics), Jane Mangan (Horse Racing), Anthony Nash, Michael Fennelly, John Gardiner, Ronan Curran, Lorcán McLoughlan, Mark Ellis (Hurling); Graham Canty, Ciarán Sheehan, Daniel Goulding, Paul Kerrigan, Colm O'Neill, Bryan Sheehan, Aidan O'Mahony (Football), Cliodhna Sargent, John Hobbs (Hockey), Juliet Murphy, Annie Walsh (Ladies Football), Eimear O'Sullivan, Jenny Duffy, Brenda Hanney (Camogie), Colin O'Reilly, Ciarán O'Sullivan, Rachel Vanderwal (Basketball), Gary O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll (Rowing), Nicholas O'Leary, Revelin Minihane (Sailing), Paudie O'Brien (Cycling), and Conor Skeehan (Racquetball) have all been supported by the CIT Sports Bursary Programme. Indeed they all began as 1st year scholarship recipients and as they progressed throughout their sport they availed of the Scholarship Support Programme up until their graduation.

Sports Scholarship Application Forms

Closing date for application: 5.00pm Thursday 26th September 2019.

Application forms are available for the MTU Sports Office, or you can download the forms below. 

  • Sport Scholarship Criteria Form Academic Year 2019/2020
  • Sport Scholarship Fresher Application Form Academic Year 2019/2020
  • Sport Scholarship Senior Application Form Academic Year 2019/2020

Sports Awards

The Sports Awards ceremony has been running since 1993 and it provides the opportunity for the University to recognise its students who have excelled in their chosen sport throughout the academic year.

Every club and the members involved are given the opportunity to nominate a student for awards. This nomination is based on outstanding achievements in their sport and/or the organisation of clubs within the University.

Award categories include:

  • Individual Awards
  • Graduate Award
  • Fresher of the Year Award
  • Club of the Year Awar

Sports Centre

On the Bishopstown Campus, the Sports Centre is located adjacent to the Student Centre. There is a multipurpose Sportshall and an ever-expanding Gym & Weights Room along with changing facilities, housed here. Gym related questions can be directed to our gym supervisors.

Gym: 1st Floor Monday – Friday: 7.00am - 9.00pm & Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Contact: 021 433 5778
Admission is free. Please bring Student ID Card


Sports Facilities

The sports facilities are ideally located on campus and are amongst the finest in Ireland.


Location Opening Hours Note
Astro Turf

Behind F Block

Monday - Friday
9am -10pm,
5 a side €10/hr
Bookings 24hrs
in advance to the
Sports Office

Athletics Track

Adjacent to Staff Car Park

Monday - Friday
8.30am – 9pm

Free to use.
Bring Student Card.

Grass Pitches

Behind Leisure World

MTU Club Training & Matches

MTU Sports Club use only

Tennis Courts

Behind F Block

Monday - Friday
9am -10pm, €4/hr
Bookings 24hrs
in advance to the
Sports Office

Sports Stadium

Behind Leisure World

MTU Club Training & Matches

MTU Sports Club use only


How to Join a Club

Sign up on Sports Day on Tuesday 17th September 2019 in Nexus, the Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus. Each club will have a stand on display with details and information on the activities of the club. Chat to existing members about what the club has to offer and sign up for free!

During Term:
If you miss the Sports Day, pick up the weekly newsletter 'What’s On' from the Info Desk. This gives the most up to date Club training times, alternatively drop into the Sports Office for a club contact.

How to set up a new Club:
If you find that after Sports Day  that your interest isn’t catered for then why not set up your own club! To ensure a successful club, a focus on both efficient organisation and the importance of fun and enjoyment is necessary. Contact the sports office for more details.







Karate Camogie Canoeing Badminton Athletics
Kickboxing Gaelic Football Rowing Basketball Cycling
MMA Hurling Sailing Boxing Equestrian
Tae Kwon Do Hockey Sub Aqua Darts Golf
  Rugby Surfing Powerlifting Motorsport/Karting
  Soccer Swimming Racquetball Rock-climbing
    Wakeboarding Volleyball Tennis
      Racquetball Orienteering


Sports Profile

Cliodhna Sargent

Position: Defender
International Caps: Over 200 caps
College: MTU Cork
Club: Cork Harlequins
Occupation: Lecturer in MTU Cork
1st Cap: January 2007/South Africa/Canada
Hockey Career Goal: Represent Ireland in the Olympics
Advice to young hockey players: Never give up and believe in yourself

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