Student Societies

Student life at Trinity College Dublin is extremely diverse and exciting, mainly due to the enormous variety of events and activities organized by students for students.

At Trinity, there are more than 120 student societies. These cover everything you can think of from the Knitting Society to the Yoga Society to the Animation Society to the Zoological Society. It is home to the world’s oldest student debating societies, the 'Hist,' or Historical Society, founded in 1770, and the ‘Phil’ which is the oldest debating society in the world, founded in 1683.

Sports Centre at Trinity

The Trinity sports centre is the hub of all sports and fitness activity on campus. With an on-site gym and swimming pool, along with activities like Operation Transformation, Intra Mural Sports, Sports Volunteering Programme, and Campus Runs we have an inclusive and friendly environment where you will instantly feel part of the Trinity sport family. The sports centre offers a number of classes and courses including: Spinning, Pilates, Rip 60, Core Strength, Bootcamp, Tai Chi, Power Pump, Step & Core, Kettlebells, Yoga, Box Fit, Ballet Sculpt, H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training).

Our qualified staff are available to offer help and guidance. There are additional costs per class or an annual class pass is available to buy for the fitness class enthusiasts. Our diverse sports facilities spread across three locations include:

  • 25m swimming pool, sauna, and steam room
  • Gym, fitness studio, and spinning studio
  • Three multi-purpose sports halls
  • Islandbridge Boat House
  • Climbing wall
  • Three tennis courts
  • Futsal court
  • One international standard water-based hockey pitch
  • One rifle range
  • Keiser Room
  • Three 5-a-side all weather pitches
  • Two changing pavilions
  • Full size floodlit GAA pitch
  • Three soccer pitches
  • Two rugby pitches

Sports Clubs

Sporting life in Trinity kicks off in Freshers’ Week when all students are encouraged to join the some of the 48 official sports clubs currently on offer at Trinity, including: Aikido, American F.C., Badminton, Basketball, Boat, Boxing, Camogie, Climbing, Cricket, Croquet, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gaelic Football, Golf, Handball, Harriers, Hockey, Hurling, Judo, Karate, Kayak, Lawn Tennis, Netball, Orienteers, Rifle, Rugby, Sailing, Snow Sports, Soccer, Squash, Sub Aqua, Surfing and Bodyboarding, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Trampoline, Ultimate Frisbee, Triathlon, Volleyball, and Windsurfing. 

Sports clubs are supported at a recreational, competitive, and elite level catering to 7,000 student club members annually. There is something to suit everybody.

Our student sport clubs are run by students for students where lifelong friendships are formed and they offer something for everyone regardless of level or availability. Courses and workshops are organized so that you can learn to run a sports club, building many additional practical skills as a captain, secretary, treasurer, or committee member.