Recreation Centres

Glen Resource and Sports Centre

The Glen Resource Centre is possibly Munsters best outdoor adventure centre with facilities that include: 

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Soccer: 8 x 5 –A side floodlit ‘ caged’ pitches.
  • High Ropes and Zip Wire Course
  • Splatball
  • Zorbing
  • Allweather Skiing
  • Obstacle Course

Sports Hall:

Conference Room
Meeting Room
Activity Hall 

The Glen Resource Centre also hosts Holiday Camps, Birthday Parties, School Tours and team Building Days.

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

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

James Kennealy Sports Centre, Knocknaheeny

The James Kenneally Sports Hall, located beside Terence Mac Swiney Community College is now under the Management of The Glen Resource & Sports Centre.

In 2014, the Sports Hall underwent a major refurbishment and is now considered to be a state of the art and modern facility, which includes 4 badminton courts, a full-size, multi use indoor hall with modern gymnasium equipment and exercise/meeting room on the 1st floor.  The changing rooms have also been upgraded to a very high standard.

The Hall and Exercise/Meeting Room are now available to hire for all types of sporting activities, events and tournaments.

Enquiries can be made using the following methods.

Phone:  021 4550511


Tramore Road Sports Centre

The Tramore Road Sports Centre is administered by Scoil Stiofán Naofa and may be hired for indoor football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, volleyball or tennis.

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

Sam Allen Sports Complex, Churchfield

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 021 4211688 or 021 421689.

All Weather Track, CIT

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 playing pitches at locations throughout the City which are licensed to various Clubs.