Facilities for Sport

SETU Carlow has invested heavily in the development of state of the art sports facilities including:

  • Sports Centre with viewing gallery
  • Fitness Suite
  • Elite Performance Athletic Centre
  • Specialised Exercise Studios
  • Spinning Room
  • Sports Analysis Laboratory

SETU Carlow facilities

In addition the external grounds have been developed to include:

  • 2 full size sand based flood lit Gaelic Football and Rugby pitches
  • Full size flood lit 4G Soccer Pitch
  • 4 all weather 5 aside /7aside pitches.
  • NEW €15m, 31 acre South Sports Campus

The external sports grounds developments also include an ultra modern 660 seater viewing stadium located adjacent to the main college pitch and a 250 seater viewing stand to showcase the weekly Inter Colleges and Leinster League rugby matches. These facilities incorporate top class team changing rooms, showers, sauna, steam rooms, physiotherapy areas and a series of inter - connecting seminar/hospitality rooms which afford panoramic views of all the action on the pitches. These new enhanced facilities provide the ideal training ground for the elite athlete, college teams and the recreational user to enjoy and develop their sport. 

This year SETU Carlow has invested in a new €15 million, 31-acre South Sports Campus. This will be a world-class outdoor training facility which will include 6 new LED floodlit playing pitches, 1.6km looped walking trail, 400m athletics track and a pavilion building, including changing rooms, meeting rooms and ancillary space. Works on the SSC is expected to be completed in 2020.

SETU Carlow south sports campus render







Opening Hours

  • Fitness Suite Opening Hours

    Monday to Thursday: 7:30am - 10pm
    Friday : 8am - 6pm
    Saturday : 9am - 1pm

  • Sports Centre Opening Hours

    Monday to Thursday: 9am - 10pm
    Friday : 9am - 6pm
    Saturday : 9am - 1pm

SETU Carlow is also fortunate to have negotiated special rates and times for off campus facilities in the locality, these include:

  • The Talbot Swimming Pool
  • Graiguecullen Swimming Pool
  • Carlow Tennis/Squash Club
  • Carlow Golf Club
  • Carlow Rugby Club;
  • St. Patrick's Boys Soccer Club
  • St. Laurence O'Toole Athletics Club
  • Carlow Rowing Club