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GAA is more popular in Dublin than it has ever been and considering the capital boasts the best stadium in the country, as well as top football and hurling teams it's no surprise. Dublin has a number of quality GAA pitches available for rent throughout the city. Whether it's grass or artificial surface you are after, Dublin has it all. Here are a few of Dublin's best GAA venues.
ALSAA is one of Dublin's leading sports facility providers. It offers pay as you play hire on it’s full size grass GAA pitch as well as shower and changing facilities and parking. The centre is located in Toberbunny and can be reached via Dublin Bus stop 1631 (Swords Rd.) Opening hours are Mon-Fri 06.30 – 23.00 and 09.00 – 18.00 Sat & Sun.
The NSCDA boast 3 full size GAA astroturf pitches that are available to rent. As part of the National Sports Campus it also benefits from all of the other facilities on offer. Changing facilities floodlights, and free parking are available. The closest bus stop is Dublin Bus stop 4974 (Snugborough Rd, Aquatic Centre The campus opens from 16.00 – 22.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 – 15.00 Saturdays.
Located in Furry Park on the North side of Dublin Sportslink offers full size grass GAA pitches that can be rented by players and teams. The pitches are fully floodlit and customers can make use of the onsite parking and changing facilities. Accessible via Dublin Bus stop 1627 (Swords Rd, Santry retail park). Opening hours are from 06.30 – 23.00 on weekdays and 09.00 – 18.00 on weekends.
dlr Stepaside on the Enniskerry Road offers full size astroturf GAA pitches complete with floodlights and also provides users with free on site parking. For those using public transport the closest stop is Dublin Bus stop 3475 on the Enniskerry road. dlr Stepaside has the following opening hours, Mon-Fri 09.00 – 22.00 and weekends and bank holidays 09.00 – 16.00.
University College Dublin is located in University College Dublin, South Dublin. It offers full size GAA on astroturf. The venue is available for hire on a pay as you play basis and has changing rooms and floodlights. The nearest station to University College Dublin is Dublin Bus Stop 877 (UCD, Sports Centre). The venue is open from 08.30 - 22.00 Mon-Fri; 10.00 - 17.30 Sat&Sun.
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