Rugby Pitches at Fota Island Hotel CorkLocated in the grounds of our Resort Hotel in Cork, the Fota Island Training Facilities surpass the expectations and requirements of any professional team that demands excellence in all aspects of their pre match training preparations.

Encompassing two full sized football and rugby pitches, and one GAA pitch, our facilities boast a fully automated underground irrigation system and are maintained to highest premier standards of any international stadium.

Specifications of our Cork Training Facility and Pitches:

  • 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)
  • GAA pitches at Fota Island Hotel CorkTop layer sand pitches seeded with a mix of rye grass/smooth stalk meadow grass
  • 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 our Luxury Spa

Situated adjacent to our first class training facilities and helping to ensure peak physical conditions of players and teams is maintained is our high performance gym. Featuring a range of top class fitness equipment including:

  • 3 Squat Racks with a variety of Olympic plates & Bumper plates (total 580 kg)
  • Functional Trainer
  • 2 TRX units
  • High Performance Gym at Fota Island hotel Cork3 Stability Balls
  • Dumbbells 2 – 60 kg
  • 3 Adjustable Benches
  • Kettlebells 4 – 24 kg
  • Medicine Balls 6 -15 kg

Hidden from prying eyes within our private island location just minutes from Cork City, our highly desirable training facilities and pitches at Fota Island Resort are much sought after by both local and travelling teams to the area, so it’s no wonder that elite soccer teams such as Manchester United (reserves), Blackburn Rovers FC, Watford FC, Birmingham City FC, Cork City FC and the FAI Ladies Senior Squad, as well as rugby giants such as Munster Rugby and Aironi Rugby, plus GAA Senior Football squads Carlow, Cork, Kerry and Dublin, and GAA Senior Hurling squads Tipperary and Waterford have all used our top class training facilities in Cork or that in a few weeks time a Leeds United XI here to play Cork City FC on the 7th of February at Turners Cross will be using them too.

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