New Year, New You: Get Fit!

Looking to effect some positive change in your life in 2018? Why not get fit with one of these quintessentially queer options!

get fit in the new year

The start of a new year offers us the perfect opportunity to establish new health regimes. And what better way to get in shape than by taking part in Dublin Front Runners annual Couch to 5K?  Kicking off on April 9, the programme aims to have beginners limber enough to take part in the Dublin Pride Run on June 17.

Outside of that there’s a massive range of queer sporting and outdoors clubs and groups on the go. Why not get into one of these?

Emerald Warriors Rugby Club

Dublin’s gay and bi men’s rugby team train Mondays, and Wednesdays at 7pm (during the rugby season) at St. Mary’s RFC, Templeville Road, Dublin 6w. Beginners totally welcome in the scrum. Visit

Dublin Devils FC

Football, or soccer if you prefer, club for gay and bi men. Training on Tuesdays, 7pm Phoenix Park and Saturdays, 1pm at YMCA, Aungier Street. All levels welcome. Visit

Dublin Front Runners AC

Running club for people of all fitness levels. Sources inform us that each run is finished off with cake in the Phoenix Park cafe! Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm in summer at the cricket grounds and in winter at the Garda Head Quarters, and Saturdays at the Papal Cross, 10am. Visit

LINC Badminton

Shuttlecocks at the ready! Training is on Tuesdays at LINC, White Street, Cork. Contact [email protected] for times.

Phoenix Tigers

The ladies soccer team trains on Thursdays, 8pm in the YMCA on Aungier St, Dublin 2. All levels welcome. Contact [email protected] for more.


Get your game, set and match on with the the national LGBT+ tennis network. For details of upcoming tournaments or clubs in your area, visit

LINC Basketball

Shooting hoops every Monday, 7pm, at LINC, White Street, Cork. Contact [email protected] for more.

Wet & Wild LGBT

Outdoor pursuits club organising a range of events on a monthly basis. Contact: [email protected]

LGBT Social & Sporting Group, Limerick

Check out this sociable and sporty group for LBT women in Limerick. Contact (text only) +1 (087) 167-8218

Rainbow Ramblers, Cork

The gang meet on the first Sunday of every month in Cork for a ramble. Contact: [email protected] for info.

Out & About Hillwalking Group

Get fit and enjoy the landscape at the same time, every Sunday with this super-friendly bunch.  Sunday. Meets 10am at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, visit: for more.

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