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Sports/Recreational Facilities


Swimming Pools

The City Council operates a number of leisure facilities in the City :-

Leisureworld, Bishopstown

This state of the art facility is owned by Cork City Council and trades as Leisureworld. The directors of the company represent Cork City and County Councils, Cork City and County VECs, UCC and Cork Institute of Technology, under the chairmanship of Mr. Tim Healy, Finance Officer, Cork City Council.

The facility provides:

  • 25m pool
  • 18m pool
  • Toddler pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Aerobics Studio
  • All weather pitches

For further details:

The Manager, Leisureworld Bishopstown, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown. 021 – 4346505

Leisureworld, Churchfield

A new Leisure Centre at Churchfield was opened by Cork City Council in 2005. This was funded by Cork City Council and the Department of Arts Sports and Tourism at a cost of €9.2m. The facility is managed by Leisureworld. 

The complex comprises of:

  • 25m Swimming Pool with slide
  • Fun pool
  • Learner pool
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • 300 sqm Gymnasium with city views
  • Aerobics Studio
  • All weather pitches

For further details:

The Manager, Leisureworld Churchfield 021 – 4397868

Gus Healy Pool, Douglas

The Gus Healy Pool, Douglas is managed by Leisureworld on behalf of Cork City Council. The Gus Healy Pool is open all year round and is available to Clubs, Schools and other organisations, as well as to the general public.

Fees are €4.00 for adults and €2.00 for children and old age pensioners.

There is a public session each day at lunchtime between 1pm and 2pm, Monday to Friday and from 1p.m. to 3.45p.m. on Saturdays.


Further details may be obtained from the Gus Healy Pool by phone 021-4293073 or by emailing

Recreation Centres

Glen Resource and Sports Centre

The Glen Resource & Sports Centre is owned by Cork City Council and operated by the Glen Resource Centre Ltd.

The Glen Resource Centre provides the following facilities, and is possibly Munster's best outdoor adventure centre comprising

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Soccer: 8 x 5 –A side floodlit ‘ caged’ pitches.
  • High Ropes & Zip Wire Course

Sports Hall:

  • Conference Room
  • Meeting Room
  • Activity Hall (activities avail throughout the year)

For further details Tel: 021-4550511, Email: or visit

Knocknaheeny Sports Centre and Tramore Road Sports Centre

The City Council has provided two Recreation Centres at Knocknaheeny and Tramore Road. These centres may be hired for indoor football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, volleyball or tennis.

Knocknaheeny Sports Centre:

Located at Terence McSwiney Community College, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork.
Tel: 021 4550511

Tramore Road Sports Centre:

Located at Scoil Stiofán Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork.
Tel: 021 4961029

Sam Allen Sports Complex

The Sam Allen Sports Centre consists of 8 all-weather pitches at Knockfree Avenue, Churchfield.

The facility is managed by Leisureworld on behalf of Cork City Council. Pitches are available for hire on an hourly basis with opening hours being:

  • 2pm – 10.50pm Mon – Wednesday,
  • 12.30pm to 10.50pm Thursdays,
  • 1.30pm to 8.45pm Fridays,
  • 12.30pm – 5.30pm Saturdays and closed Sundays.

For bookings or further information contact the centre at 4211688/689.

All Weather Track

The City Council contributes towards the All Weather Running Track at the Cork Institute of Technology. Details available from CIT, Rossa Avenue, Cork – Tel No. 021 – 4545222.

Playing Pitches

The City Council provides 64 playing pitches at various locations in the City which are licensed to various Clubs.

Dressing Rooms

Cork City Council has provided new changing pavilions at Coffeys Field in Togher, Murphys Farm Bishopstown, Pophams Park Farranree and at the Fairfield, Fairhill.

Further queries 

Further queries can be dealt with by e-mail or

Tel. No: - 021 – 4924729.