• 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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PBs everywhere this weekend

  Crusaders has some excellent longer distance runners in the club and nowhere was it demonstrated more than in the cities of Athlone and Cork this weekend. The Athlone Flatline is what its name implies, a fast flat half marathon. … Continued

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Cru women make their mark at the weekend

      Crusader participation in races at the weekend was dominated by our women members. We had a great turnout in the Lakes 10K down in Blessington on Saturday as well as runners in races in Wexford and Kerry, … Continued

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Grant Thornton

A belated enormous thanks to all those who volunteered to steward the Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5K last week. The effort was much appreciated by the club, the race organisers and runners (particularly Crusader runners!) alike.  The race is growing and growing and … Continued