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Clubs and Societies

Joining a club or society is a fantastic way to make new friends and meet people with similar interests. For first years in particular, joining a club or society can really help to make that transition from school to college easier. Involvement in a club or society also helps you to develop other valuable skills alongside your academic skills.

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We are incredibly lucky here in LIT to have such a vibrant clubs and societies scene, ensuring that many sporting interests are catered for. Clubs and activities include Hurling, Camogie, Men’s and Ladies Gaelic Football, Men’s and Ladies Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Outdoor Club, Boxing, Weightlifting, and Basketball….to name but a few, as well as activities such as Aerobics, Boxercise and Yoga. ‘Freshers Week’ takes place at the beginning of each academic year and is the main recruitment time for clubs and societies, when you can find out more about their activities and sign-up. New clubs and societies are always encouraged. So,whether you are a serious athlete on a sports scholarship, or just want to keep fit and active while making new friends, there is something here for everyone.

 

Sports Facilities

LIT has an impressive range of sports facilities for students, including three full size pitches and an all-gooch 2weather playing pitch, as well as a fitness centre and indoor sports hall. Development of sports facilities is on-going at the Tipperary campuses in Thurles and Clonmel and students have access to a wide range of sports facilities in both towns.

A purpose built €3.7m, state of the art strength and conditioning building – the LIT ‘SportsLab’ was recently officially opened in Thurles by three time golf major winner Padraig Harrington. Among the facilities available in the 2,000 sq metre facility are a unique 3D Organic Motion Capture Systems for motion analysis; a 45m, six lane sprint track specially designed to improve speed; a paralympic area; cable machines; a range of sport technology systems, including micro electro mechanical systems and GPS systems; Olympic lifting platforms; five functional screening kits; weights and the full range of exercise machines. It is one of the finest facilities available in the world and is designed to support our growing Sports Strength and Conditioning programmes.

While study is an important part of college life, it is also about meeting new people and making new friends, enjoying new experiences and having fun! Sport plays a big part in life at LIT and all students are encouraged to get involved in the clubs and societies across our campuses. We cater for all levels of activity and you can get involved at your own pace, whether you are an elite athlete, a beginner or just looking to get fit and have fun. However, we do also encourage students to maintain a healthy balance between lectures and study and their sports and social lives.  ‘Freshers Week’ takes place at the beginning of each academic year and is the main recruitment time for clubs and societies, when you can find out more about their activities and sign-up. New clubs and societies are always encouraged.

 

Clubs and Societies 2016/2017

  • Irish Society
  • Environmental Society
  • Media Production Society
  • Photography Society
  • Tipperary Society
  • International Society
  • Music Society
  • Dj Society
  • Movie Society
  • Toastmasters
  • The Cult film Society
  • L.I.T. Thurles Foroige Society
  • And many others

 

For first year students in particular, joining a club or society is a great way to make new friends and meet people with similar interests and helps to make the transition from school to college easier. Involvement in a club or society will introduce you to many new adventures and activities that you may not have attempted previously, whether that’s kite-surfing, rock climbing or insanity training!

 

Sports at LIT

LIT boasts a vibrant clubs and societies scene, ensuring that many sporting interests are catered for. Clubs and activities include Hurling, Camogie, Men’s and Ladies Gaelic Football, Men’s and Ladies Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Outdoor Club, Boxing, Weightlifting, and Basketball….to name but a few, as well as activities such as Aerobics, Boxercise and Yoga. No matter your experience or ability you will always be welcome to take part in any sporting club but for those of you who are taking part in sports at a high level or are heavily engaged at an admin level you may be eligible for a Sports Scholarship.

For more info check out the LIT Sports web page.

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