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Fota Island Training Facility

A meticulously prepared and presented training facility                         

The Mardyke Arena UCC are delighted to announce a significant new partnership with Fota Island Resort, a unique partnership in Cork – in fact, probably unique in Ireland – because no two venues have come together to offer such comparably high quality training facilities. A flexible and bespoke arrangement, tailor-made to each sporting team, club or individuals, the combination of access to the facilities at the Mardyke Arena University College Cork and Fota Island Resort is designed to assist sportspeople across all codes with their professional sporting development.

The award winning Mardyke Arena University College Cork from the rehab / physiotherapy clinic with its medical Hydrotherapy Pool and 2 alter G Anti Gravity Treadmills, fitness gyms including a dedicated Team Strength & Conditioning Gym, indoor running track, Performance Analysis Laboratory and Centre of Excellence, the facilities on offer are on a par with the facilities of the top English Premier League clubs and are internationally recognised.

Catering equally superbly to business, leisure and corporate guests, Fota Island Resort is also the regular choice of national and international sportspeople and teams as a training venue before significant sporting events and a recuperation and relaxation centre afterwards, due to its excellent training and recovery facilities.

The offering of the exclusive use of the Mardyke Arena University College Cork facilities along with the outstanding quality of Fota’s pitches, access to Fota Island Spa and the luxurious 5 star accommodation allied to relaxed privacy at Fota Island Resort, is what makes this partnership so special.

About Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort is a 5 star luxury hotel in Ireland, nestled at the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by gorgeous scenery of County Cork. Naturally beautiful, Fota Island Resort lies on an exclusive 780 acre private estate. Only 15 minutes from the Mardyke Arena UCC in Cork City Centre and 20 minutes from Cork International Airport, this hotel near Cobh is a ranquil retreat and is an elegant and relaxed place where life seems to run at an altogether more leisurely pace providing you and your team with the ideal conditions for training and preparation.

The new Fota Island Training Facility, situated within the grounds of the resort, is dedicated to providing professional sporting teams with an exceptional resource for their specific training and strategic needs. Previous teams to utilise the Fota Island Training Facility include;

  • Manchester United (reserves)
  • Blackburn Rovers FC
  • Watford FC
  • Birmingham City FC,
  • Munster Rugby 
  • Cork City FC,
  • FAI Ladies Senior squad
  • Aironi Rugby
  • Carlow, Cork, Kerry and Dublin Senior Gaelic Football squads
  • Tipperary and Waterford Senior Hurling squads.

Comprising of two full-size football and rugby pitches with one GAA pitch, the facility is maintained to the highest possible international stadium standards. Our facility will meet the requirements of any professional team in order to ensure excellence in all aspects of their training and preparation.

  • Area 155m x 130m situated within the private grounds of the resort
  • Two full sized football pitches (110m x 70m)
  • Two full sized rugby pitches (100m x 70m)
  • One full sized hurling/football pitch (145m x 88m - equal to Croke Park)
  • Top layer sand pitches seeded with a mix of rye grass/smooth stalk meadow grass
  • Fully automated underground irrigation system
  • Portable aluminium goalposts
  • Two sets of 5-a-side soccer goals
  • 12 speed ladders, 100 training cones and football poles
  • Fully equipped free weights and cardio gym situated in Fota Island Spa

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For further information, please contact;

Fota Island Resort

Tel: 021 488 3700