• Irishtown Stadium is easily accessible to anyone working or living in or near Dublin city centre.
  • Ronnie Delany of Crusaders is the only living Irish holder of an Olympic gold medal in athletics.
  • Crusaders was the first athletics club in Ireland to cater for women members. Caroline O'Shea of Crusaders was the first Irish woman to reach an Olympic track final.
  • Crusaders has a thriving juvenile section, attracting boys and girls from the Irishtown, Sandymount and Lansdowne areas.

Welcome

Crusaders Athletics Club is based in Irishtown Stadium in Dublin. We cater for adults and juveniles and for all levels of ability, from recreational runners, to regular competitors at road, marathon cross-country , and mountain races, right up to elite-level track & field competitions..

The magnificent Irishtown Stadium with its modern facilities and 8 lane track is a great location for your training. Located a stone's throw from the stadium is Sean Moore park, the nature reserve and the long beach front of Sandymount all of which provides our members with superb training options

We have one of the largest memberships of any club in Dublin and if you would like to join us then simply turn up for training on any Tuesday evening at 6.30 in Irishtown stadium - see the links on this website for details of training times

Adult Training Times

Tuesday: Irishtown Stadium meet on track at 6.30 for warm up with training starting after warm up
Thursday: Meet at reception Irishtown Stadium at 6.30 for training outside the stadium
Saturday: Phoenix Park at 10.00 Magazine Fort
NOTE: For those wishing to join the club come along to Irishtown Stadium on Tuesdays at 6.30 ready to go. Go down to the track and ask for Michael, Susan or Don where you will be warmly welcomed.
All standards are catered for and you will be placed in a group commensurate with your ability

Juveniles Training Times

Tuesday:Tuesday 6.15pm - 7.30pm For all 9 years old and older in the year - Irishtown Stadium, Dublin 4.
Thursday: 6.15pm - 7.30pm For all 9 years old and older in the year - Irishtown Stadium, Dublin 4.
Saturday: 10am - 11.30am For all juvenile club members - Irishtown Stadium, Dublin 4.

Latest Crusaders News

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‘Tis the Season for Cross Country

  We’ll start with a recap of last week’s National Novice Cross Country races held in Santry Demesne. On a cold and overcast Sunday afternoon 21 Crusaders competed in the men’s and women’s races on a course that was slightly … Continued

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GOAL MILE

  THERE WILL BE A GOAL MILE IN IRISHTOWN ON CHRISTMAS DAY FROM 10AM TO 12 NOON. The run this year will be in Ringsend Park beside the stadium because of ongoing work on the track. Crusaders A.C. will once … Continued

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Ireland’s top ringers turn out for Jingle Bells 5K

A plethora of top Irish athletes was in evidence for Saturday’s 24th running of the Donore Harriers annual 5K Jingle Bells race. The course is notoriously fast as it is essentially a net downhill, starting on the Acres Road near … Continued