Sport at RCSI

Sport is central to student life at RCSI. In fact not only do we have a new, state-of-the-art gym which is free for all of our students to use, we are also immensely proud of our 30+ active sports clubs, many of which represent RCSI at intercollegiate competitions and regional and national tournaments.

Sports bursary

No strangers to sporting achievement, whether in rugby, athletics or GAA, the College is committed to ensuring that all sporting pursuits among the student body are not only supported, but encouraged.

Part of this encouragement comes in the form of a sports bursary for sports people who excel in a variety of extracurricular sporting endeavours while completing their studies at RCSI. So whether you’re representing the College, your county or country, contact Student Services to learn more about how we can assist you on your sporting journey.

RCSI mens GAA team in action


  • Sports Hall: The RCSI sports hall caters for volleyball, five-a-side soccer, table tennis, basketball, fitness classes, archery and many more activities, events and intervarsities.

RCSI's Men's Basketball team in action

  • Dardistown: RCSI has playing fields and courts at its sports grounds at Dardistown on the Swords Road, Dublin. Dardistown includes a flood-lit rugby pitch, soccer pitch and cricket wicket. Also, all-weather hockey, football and tennis facilities are available. For bookings, please contact, +353 1 842 4412, +353 86 253 6226.
  • Railway Sports Grounds: RCSI also uses Railway Union Sports Grounds, Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

RCSI Rugby in action

  • RCSI Gym: The bright, vibrant, state-of-the-art gym has over 70 pieces of weight machines and cardiovascular equipment, which includes a purpose-built weights section. There is also a separate ladies gym and a fitness suite which hosts a variety of classes and activities. The gym is staffed by qualified instructors who will be available to discuss training programmes as well as any general assistance or advice.

New gym in 26 York Street