The Fota Island Resort Hotel in Cork is delighted to announce a significant new partnership with the Mardyke Arena University College Cork.

This unique partnership has not been seen before in Cork, and is probably a first in Ireland, because it’s a first in the coming together of two venues with such comparably high quality training facilities.

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 and enable a flexible and bespoke tailor-made programme to each sporting team, club or individuals.

The facilities offered by 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 & Condition Gym, indoor running track, Performance Analysis Laboratory and Centre of Excellence are on a par with the facilities of the top English Premier League clubs and are internationally recognised across all sports.

And the facilities offered by the luxury golf hotel in Cork – Fota Island Resort, a regular choice of elite national and international sportspeople and teams as a training venue before significant sporting events and for recuperation and relaxation centre afterwards, due to its excellent training and recovery facilities. Not to mention its reputation with leisure and corporate guests is unrivalled due to its 5 star first class accommodation and amenities.

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 Cork Spa and the luxurious 5 star accommodation allied to relaxed privacy of the Fota Island Resort, is what makes this partnership so special.

A partnership to benefit elite sporting professionals from all over the world, this new venture between Fota Island Resort and the Mardyke Arena University College Cork was launched at our Five star Resort in Ireland, by Gaelic footballer Tomás Ó Sé, the country’s longest-serving inter-county footballer and Hull City midfielder, recently capped for the international side, David Meyler.

Speaking of the partnership, our Fota Island Resort General Manager, Jonathan Woods said “Here at Fota Island Resort we are delighted to partner with University College Cork’s excellent Mardyke Arena and we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership, which will benefit not just each organisation, but also the very many sportspeople from all codes who use both our facilities.”

For further information on the bespoke packages and offerings available, please contact Denis Buckley at Fota Island Resort Tel: 021-4883700, Email: dbuckley@fotaisland.ie or Wayne Falvey at Mardyke Arena University College Cork Tel: 021-4904751 Email: w.falvey@ucc.ie