Students have access to quality sports facilities in the College with a Sports Hall in Kilbarrack and a Sports Hall & Gym in Coolock and an outdoor leisure area in Raheny for Soccer etc. Sporting & Cultural activities and events are organised by the College Sports & Cultural Office and for some large events the College Students Union also. In addition, we hope facilitate our students in partaking in the activities of the SCC (Sports & Cultural Council) of the CDVEC (City of Dublin VEC). This body organises and oversees Sporting & Cultural activities and events between all of the various colleges in the (CDETB) system.
At the beginning of the year Students organise Class Representatives. In the second week of College, Tutors assist in this task. The Class Rep is the most important link between the student and the Sports & Cultural Office and the Students Union. This person brings information and suggestions between all parties. We reward them by bringing them on nights out and reductions or no cost to events. The first night out is to The Plex in Coolock for a Bowling Competition between Class Reps!!!
During the Year we organise a Sports & Cultural Week in October and a Green/Seachtain na Gaeilge Week in March during these weeks activities are organised by the Sports & Cultural Office and the Students Union some separately and some together- check calendar for details.
In the College we organise Sports & Cultural Activities in a formal way, we hold during the college year five main events with the Students Union
(some are held during the weeks outlined above):
- A 5-a-Side Class Soccer Competition at the Astro Park in October
- A Fashion Fundraiser & Quiz for the Simon Community in December
- A Seachtain na Gaeilge Bi-Lingual Fun Quiz in March.
- A Film Fest (Screening) at the Seamus Ennis Centre also in March
- A Fun Potted Sports Day in Sept
During the year as you can see from the calendar we organise Gaelic (Anne & Joe), Soccer (Paul & Denis) Computer Games (Ciaran & Michael) Boxasize (Dave) Film (Frank & Ray) some Basketball Teams for 1 Day SCC Blitz Soccer Blitz (Breda, Fiona, Clodagh, Paul Denis Anne Finbar,, plus….) along with some Music & Quiz Events (Matt, Honor, Clodagh, Una, Breda. There will be a number of Competitions such as Poetry & Short Story, Film, Photography & Art. Green Days will also be part of the programme contact the Student Union.
Students also have the opportunity to partake in events & activities organised for all of the City of Dublin ETBs (CDETB) Colleges under the central Sports & Cultural Council (SCC).
Information available for group rates to e.g Carlingford Adventure Centre or even the UCI Bowling & Quaser for Culture & Craic and Bonding & Teambuilding etc can cover for material to complete modules. Some assignment briefs can be covered by involvement in selected activities and events e.g. Creative Writing Class-Short Story Competition.
Information with regard to any of these events & activities will be posted up on the S&C Notice Boards in each campus. The Campus Sports Halls in Kilbarrack & Coolock are avail at certain times with a Tutor supervising the students for blocks of an hour. Also, the outside pitch in Raheny is available to students for leisure activities.
Colour Code for Activities/Events:
- Blue – Sports and Cultural & Students Union Joint Activities/Events
- Red – Student Union Activities/Events
- Black – Sports and Cultural Activities/Events
- Purple – CDVEC Sports and Cultural Council Activities
- Orange – Mid-term Breaks
- Green – Special Activities Trips to Carlingford etc for Courses.
If you have any ideas for events or you wish for further information please do not hesitate to call at the Recreation Office at the Coolock Campus or ring/text on: 087 1384230 (085 number FREE TEXTS ) Or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org