Please note that the toilets are in the UCD Sports Hall. If your child’s training is on the Patterson Pitch it is important that your child visits here first, as the distance to make a trip during training would be disruptive to their session.
Sunday mornings can be busy in UCD. Parking is usually free but there are some spaces that require pay and display, so always read the signs. Cars are frequently clamped in UCD so only park in designated spaces and with a parking ticket where appropriate. The carpark to the far right of the hockey pitches is a membership only car park for the Sports Centre, so avoid parking here unless you happen to have a permit.
At the main entrance to the new sports centre is a coffee shop, open from 10am.
It can also be accessed through the doors near the waterbase pitch, just follow the smell of coffee to the front of the building, beware that your scent may be thrown off a little as you pass the changing rooms! There are plenty of seats and places to read the papers and a hot chocolate is always popular when waiting for older sisters to finish. There is also a Centra on campus.
Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, Belfield, Sunday 11.30am and St Thomas, Church of Ireland, Fosters Ave, Sunday 10am
Walking and Running
UCD is a great place to walk or run while your daughter is training. There are a number of routes including a signposted 5km perimeter one.