Trinity buys Iveagh Sports Grounds
Published: 8th December 2017
Trinity College Dublin has bought the Iveagh Sports Grounds. The 17-acre site in Crumlin includes GAA, rugby, bowls, tennis and hockey pitches.
The purchase means that Trinity now has a combined total of over 50 acres of sports pitches across its facilities. The Iveagh Grounds join College Park, on campus, which provides facilities for soccer, hockey and rugby; and the 34-acre Santry Sports Grounds with natural grass soccer, GAA, rugby and hockey pitches as well as floodlit pitches and training areas.
Commenting on the purchase and development of the Iveagh Grounds for students, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast commented: “Sport is at the heart of the Trinity experience. It is an essential co-curricular activity and we want to optimise the connection between academic achievement and involvement in meaningful sporting programmes. The acquisition of this great sports facility will enable us further in achieving this.”
Head of Sport Michelle Tanner added: “Our vision is to create a hub of outdoor sports facilities that fulfils existing and future demand, engages, attracts and increases activities at participation and performance levels for students and serves the needs of the community sporting groups.”