University of Limerick Arena
Ireland’s sporting campus the University of Limerick Arena is located just 15 minutes from the Limerick Strand Hotel.
The University of Limerick is the centre for sporting excellence in Ireland, used by the Irish international rugby squad, Munster rugby squad, Bath and Wasps rugby, Irish boxing squad, and European women’s basketball. Training camps are now expanding into national residential competitions as a result of increased campus accommodation.
Other University of Limerick facilities include:
400m Olympic standard track
Floodlit astroturf all weather pitch
30 acres of playing fields including floodlit training fields
Boathouse - home to first indoor Rowing Tank in Ireland
A corner stone of the sports and recreation programme is the supervised activities in both the swimming pool and the fitness area. The “master class” concept of encouraging the individual as part of a much larger group has been a feature of this programme. There are now 65 scheduled fitness classes per week and the National 50m Swimming Pool offers many hours of recreational swimming for the campus community.
New North Campus Development
This is an exciting time on campus with the new ‘Field of Dreams’. This is a fantastic new development of four 3rd generation synthetic pitches – 2 Soccer, 1GAA and 1 Rugby – all full size and all floodlit to accommodate all-year-round training- together with the Sports Pavilion – it is the biggest such facility in Europe.
Please logon to http://www3.ul.ie/courses/sports.shtml for further information