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Rugby is a hugely popular sport in Ireland. Channel your inner O’Driscoll and take to the rugby field. There are a number of places to play rugby across Dublin and below we’ve listed some of the best rugby pitches in Dublin.
This venue has quality grass pitches for fans of rugby union. This venue is open until 11pm making it the ideal place to play rugby after work or after school. Free parking is available and it is also easy to get here via public transport. Dublin Bus Stop 1631 (Swords Rd) is the venue’s nearest stop.
This is a unique rugby venue as it has a 3G Astroturf pitch. If you’ve only ever played rugby on grass then why not give this pitch a try. The easiest way to get here is via Dublin Bus Stop 4974 (Snugborough Rd, Aquatic Centre). Free parking is available, as well as changing rooms. The pitch is also floodlit meaning you can play until as late as 10pm without trouble.
Trinity College Dublin offers one of the best rugby pitches available to hire in the city. The college offers a superbly kept full-size grass pitch - perfect for either training or matches. Open until 22:30 on weekdays, there is a perfect opportunity to get active in the evenings after work. The fantastic facility is easily accessible by both public transport or car (with free parking offered.) Pearse station is located just a short walk away, whilst Dublin bus stop 495 stops outside Trinity College. So get down and enjoy this great venue!
UCD has it all. Gorgeous grass pitches and durable Astroturf for all types of weather. To make life as easy as possible, changing rooms are also available on site. To get her via public transport, the nearest stop is Dublin Bus Stop 877 (UCD, Sports Centre).
Situated in the heart of Dublin, this venue is perfect if tag rugby is your thing. It has a great Astroturf pitch which is indoors so you don’t have to worry about playing on those cold winter nights. Parking is available at the venue or alternatively you can take public transport and use Dublin Bus Stop 52 (Dorset St, Frederick Street).
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