Football in Dublin
Dublin has the best football pitches in Ireland available to hire. We list pitches of all sizes meaning that there is something for 5 a side, 7 a side and 11 a side teams. There is a wide variety of pitch surfaces to choose from including grass, 3G astroturf and other artificial surfaces. We also have many indoor football pitches so we'll be able to find the right pitch for your football team or league.
You will find all the information you need once you’ve found a pitch you’d like to play on. Listed on the site are the facilities each venue has, meaning, for example, if you’re looking to play football at night then you can find a venue with floodlights. Alternatively, if you’re planning on driving to the venue then parking information is also available. Finally, if you’re planning to get public transport then there is a map for each venue, as well as its nearest bus or train station.
There are a number of great venues to choose from across Dublin so check out our top places to play 5 and 11 a side football below.
Top 5-a-side venues
One of the most well-known venues in Dublin, Astropark has 11 state of the art Astroturf pitches to play on. It is open from 9:30 until 23:00 throughout the week and has floodlights, meaning you can easily play after work or after school without fuss. It is accessible via Dublin Bus Stop 4446 (Greenhills Rd, Airton Rd). If you’d prefer to drive to the venue, pay and display parking is also available at Astropark.
Another great Astropark venue with quality astroturf pitches. Astropark Coolock has parking is available and it is open until late, meaning it’s extremely convenient to play football after work. Facilities include changing rooms, floodlights and. If you’d like to travel to this venue by bus, the nearest stop is Dublin Bus Stop 7112 (Coolock Lane, Astro Park).
Powerleague in Spawell has a great 3G Astroturf pitch to play on. It has 8 outdoor pitches and 1 indoor pitch. The venue also has floodlights so you can play football well into the night. The nearest bus stop is the Dublin Bus Stop 4578 (Wellington Lane, St. Jude's GAA). Parking is also available on site should you wish to drive.
Dublin Indoor Football near Santry offers 5 a side, 6 a side, and 9 a side football in Ireland's first fully custom built indoor 4G facility meaning that weather will never stop your game. On site parking is provided and the venues is serviced by Dublin Bus routes 41a, 41b, 41c, 16.
Another fantastic YMCA pitch. This pitch is outdoors however and has an Astroturf surface. It caters for 5-a-side, 6-a-side, and 7-a-side football. Pay and display parking is also available making this venue very convenient to drive to. It also changing rooms, as well as floodlights meaning you can play at the time of day which suits you. In terms of public transport, its nearest station is the Sandymount Dart Station. If you’d prefer to travel by bus then the Dublin Bus Stop 2807 on Sandymount Avenue is the closest to the venue.
Top 11-a-side venues
Open from 9:00 until 22:00 with floodlights, these 11-a-side Astroturf pitches look great at night time. Take advantage of its late opening hours by organising a match after work or after school. Dublin Bus Stop 3475 (Enniskerry Rd, Hillside) is the most convenient way to get here via public transport.
This is another great 11-a-side Astroturf pitch which is definitely worth a visit. It offers free car parking, or if you’d rather use public transport, it is most easily accessed via Dublin Bus Stop 2977 (Brehon Field Rd, Ballinteer Ave)
This venue caters for both 5 and 11-a-side teams so weather it’s a small or large group you have, Corduff has you covered. The Dublin Bus Stop 1822 (Blackcourt Rd, Corduff Grove) is conveniently located just a short walk away from the venue making it extremely easy to get to. Free parking is also available if you would rather drive.
Home of the Irish Football Association, NASDA has a range of 3G Astroturf pitches available, both 5 and 11-a-side. The pitches are available to play on no matter what the weather, so if it’s a slick surface you like then this is the place for you. The venue also has a range of newly-built facilities including changing rooms, lockers and showers. Dublin Bus Stop 4974 (Snugborough Rd, Aquatic Centre) is the closest stop to the site.
Top Leagues in Dublin
Arguably the most recognised football pitches in Ireland and the UK. Powerleague provides a great service to search for leagues to play in so that you can be playing football on a regular basis. With 5G rubber crumb pitches available at the Dublin Spawell venue, this is definitely a place to visit so that you can try out the latest in football technology.
Astropark, with venue in Tallaght and Coolock, are specialists in 5 a side football. The venue regualrly runs seasonal and one off leagues and tournaments and Astropark Coolock even boasts a sports bar where you can unwind and analyse your game afterwards. This could be the venue for you.
This is a fantastic website with a list of all football clubs across Dublin. Search for a club or league near you to contact them directly about getting involved and participating in Dublin’s most played team sport.
This is a great website for football players in South Dublin to view leagues and fixtures. Aimed at a wide variety of age groups, this site is extremely helpful for people looking to get involved.
This is a really useful website for football players in Ireland. Users can post and look at advertisements about signing up for various leagues and clubs across the country.