Sports at LYIT
Sports and recreational facilities are located on campus in the multi-purpose centre (An Dánlann). Facilities include -
- An ultra-modern large sports hall/ events facility measuring 28m x 32m, with cushioned bleacher seating for 344.
- Extra seating also available for up to 1100 people.
- A viewing gallery overlooks the hall.
- A superbly equipped new air conditioned fitness suite which has 7 treadmills, 6 bikes, 5 cross-trainers, 3 rowing machines and a range of machine & free-weights.
- Clean and spacious changing rooms
- Facebook - LYIT Sports Centre
- Kool Kats Summer Camp 5-12 years July 2013
- Teenagers Summer Camp- Tigers 2013
The Institute is an affiliated member of CUSAI (Council of University Sports Administrators in Ireland) and has participated in World Student Games in Beijing (2001), Daegu (2003) and Istanbul (2005). Both students and staff members have been selected as part of these delegations and been involved in the preparation and selection of teams.
On an individual basis some students in full time studies received sports scholarships from the institute. The most recent presentations were made in February 2010. The scholarships, which are awarded to individuals deemed to have achieved or have the potential to achieve sporting recognition, are considered by a group within the institute. It is important for applicants intending to apply for a Sports Scholarship to be aware that they must, first of all, be a registered full-time student of the Institute, and complete the required application form as soon as this form becomes available in semester 2 of the academic calendar. Existing second level students should not apply until they have registered and attended the Institute for at least one full semester. The selection panel take into account each applicant’s sporting participation, the applicant’s loyalty to the institute team with which they are associated and finally, an acceptable academic record of achievement in their study programme. The Institute hope to develop the range of sports scholarships in the coming years. As part of the marketing of the Scholarships programme in sport this year, the Student Services Department in the institute issued a press release and information packs to the second level schools from which all 11 of the successful sports scholarships recipients had studied, prior to registering in the institute. In each case, both the School Principal and the Guidance Counsellor in the second level school were circulated with the information on the success of their past student. The initiative was seen as a positive drive towards other students still undecided in their future academic path, in the hope that the possibility of additional funding from the Sports Scholarship programme at this institute might prove to be a defining point in selection of a third level college option.
The sports facilities & the recreation programme (events & classes) are managed by the Sports Centre staff team. Sports clubs & scholarship programme are managed by the Sports Officer & Student Services Officer A number of sports clubs exist within the Institute including -
- Hill walking
- Gaelic Football (male & female)
- Soccer (male & female)
- Kick Boxing
Individual participation in a number of other sports has also been encouraged and supported.
Members of the general public are most welcome and can access all facilities in An Dánlann.
- Individual customised exercise programmes and tailored advice are available from qualified staff.
- A varied recreation programme – open to students and the public which includes (2009/10):
- 50/50 Step/Aerobics
- Body Conditioning
- Spin Fit
- Personal Training
- Slimming Club
- Jogging Club
- Children’s Activities & Birthday Parties
- Children’s Summer Camp
- Term Time
- Monday 8.00 - 21.30
- Tuesday 8.00 - 21.30
- Wednesday 8.00 - 21.30
- Thursday 8.00 - 21.30
- Friday 8.00 - 20.00
- Saturday 10.00 - 14.00 (term time only)
Please note that closing times in June, July and August are earlier.
The hall may be unavailable due to Institute needs at certain periods throughtout the academic year - please enquire.
For more information please contact:
Sport Center Manager
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
(t) +35374 9186868
Administration and Reception +35374 9186818.
For Sports Scholarships Information:
Paddy Gallagher, Students Services
Contact: 91 86810