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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.
Twitter: @CITSports


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 CIT assisting students in the running of clubs and interacting with people of similar interests. CIT 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, CIT’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.


Sports Officer Miriam Deasy 021 4335763
Sports Officer Mai O'Leary 021 4335764
GAA Development Officer Keith Ricken

021 4335765

087 2305396

Soccer Facilitator Eric Marah

021 4335768

086 7816710

Gym Supervisor Norma Buckley 021 433 5778
Sports & Societies Administrator Fintan O'Leary 021 4335767

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


To underline its commitment to Sport, CIT 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 €1000. 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 on the 25th September 2018.
See below on how to apply.

The service benefits to the recipients include access to CIT 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 CIT Sports Scholarship is restricted to students that have met the CIT admission requirements through the CAO system and are enrolled on a programme of full-time academic study at CIT. If you believe you are of the calibre to receive a Sports Scholarship, we would encourage you to apply. 


For the 2017/2018 academic year, 104 Sports Scholarships were presented by Guest Speaker, Kerry Footballer Legend Colm “the Gooch” Cooper. Both male and female athletes from a wide variety of sports were recipients. These scholarships are awarded to students who display high achievement levels, commitment and dedication to their chosen sport and very importantly, loyalty to that sport within the Institute.

While representing both CIT and their home clubs at the highest level, many have also represented their province as well as their country. These Sports Scholarships provide valuable assistance to students in their quest for sporting excellence. It is hoped that the recognition will encourage recipients to continue to train at the levels required, to continually strive for excellence in their chosen sport and ensure further sporting success, whilst also hoping that it will act as a further encouragement for students to continue their academic studies and realise their full potential.

Sports Scholarships awarded in the Academic Year 2017/2018

  • 91 CIT Sports Scholarships (56 Freshers/Development and 35 Senior) for Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Camogie, Canoeing, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Hurling, Karate, Kickboxing, Orienteering, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Taekwon-Do, Tennis, Volleyball
  • 12 Munster Council GAA Scholarships
  • 1 Jonathan Herlihy Scholarship

The programme has been in place at CIT 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 25th September 2018
Application forms are available for the CIT Sports Office, or you can download the forms below. 

Sports Awards


The Sports Awards ceremony has been running since 1993 and it provides the opportunity for the Institute 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 Institute.

Award categories include:

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


Sporting Year in Review-  contentfiles/Sporting


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: 7.30am - 9pm & Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Contact: 021 433 5778 Free to use
Please bring Student ID Card


Sports Facilities


The sports facilities are ideally located on campus and are amongst the finest in Ireland.
CIT Sports Stand, Bishopstown Campus.


Facility 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 CIT Club Training & Matches CIT 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 CIT Club Training & Matches CIT Sports Club use only

How to Join a Club

Sign up on Sports Day early September 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.



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Sports Profile

Cliodhna Sargent

Position: Defender
International Caps: Over 200 caps
College: Cork Institute of Technology
Club: Cork Harlequins
Occupation: Lecturer in CIT
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