• 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.


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

DayAge GroupTime
Tuesday12yrs + older18:00 to 19:15
Thursday10yrs + older18:15 to 19:30
Thursday (throws club)12yrs + older19:00 to 19:45
Saturday8yrs + older10:10 to 11:40

All training takes place in Irishtown Stadium, Dublin 4.

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