Grandstand Sports: The Best Sports Shop in Dun Laoghaire

Sports in Ireland like football, rugby, and GAA are popular among all ages, and that’s where shops like Grandstand Sports in Dun Laoghaire come in. Grandstand Sports is a family-owned sports shop that has been selling sportswear and equipment covering a range of sports and forms of physical exercise since 2004. This includes gear and accessories for hockey, tennis, swimming, running, and football amongst other sports and types of exercise. Their aim is to deliver these goods to customers with “friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous service”, and this is why they have such a great reputation within the Dun Laoghaire area.

Grandstand Sports – Collections


This shop has a number of different collections of assorted sports clothing, items, and accessories, categorised into what stock is for a specific sport. One of the main collections in the shop is their hockey range. It sells hockey sticks, shoes, bags, apparel and accessories, all from trusted name brands like Osaka and Adidas. A more specific example of an item within this range is their Osaka Vision 85 Pro Bow Hockey Stick 2022 (pictured above).  The hockey stick’s design focuses on giving the player 3D hockey ball control first, followed closely by flicking and shooting the ball.

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Another one of their main collections is the tennis wares they have to choose from. Like with the hockey range, Grandstand Sports’s tennis range has everything relevant to its field including tennis rackets, balls, apparel, shoes, and accessories. One product from this part of its stock is its Wilson Triniti balls (shown above), with fully recyclable packing as an environmentally friendly choice and balls with core and felt technology in their design. These are sold in a tube of three and in a case of twenty-four tubes, depending on the customer’s needs. 

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For those into running, Grandstand Sports have a wide selection of runners, apparel and accessories relevant to the sport. The Adidas Duramo 10 runners (in the picture above) is a popular product with customers. Its design features LIGHTMOTION cushioning (cushioning ergonomically designed for sport), a soft heel, and an upper mesh part made of 50% recycling material that ensures your feet are cool and comfortable when running. They come in a variety of colours, including Legend Ink, Turbo, and Blue Rush, as well as in sizes 6-13.

Grandstand Sports – Trophies, Medals, and Engravings

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On top of their strong selection of sporting goods, Grandstand Sports also offer a trophy, medal, and engraving service to customers. How this service works is that a catalog is offered to customers/businesses so they can select what they want, and are then advised accordingly by staff. In the image above, a sample of medals like the MM 111 model on the right are just a few of the many medal options they have in stock. These trophies and medals can then be engraved with whatever message the customer/business wants on them.

Grandstand Sports has proved itself over the years to be an excellent, family-run sports goods business. Its selections cover a number of sports, as well as having a deep offering of trophy and medal options and customization. Along with everything they offer, the expert and friendly service makes this shop a must-visit for all athletes. The shop is a testament to what Dun Laoghaire has to offer its visitors and residents.

Address: 106 Patrick St, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 YW94

Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday:  9:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:30am to 6:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Bank Holidays: 12:30pm – 5.30pm


Matthew Lehane
Matthew Lehane

An upcoming MA graduate in New Media and Digital Culture in Utrecht University, with a BA in English, Media and Cultural Studies from IADT, and a QQI Level 5 qualification in Arts, Culture, and History from DFEI. The topics written (and edited) to date for Babylon Radio range from film, tourism, and photography, with a broader range to come during this internship and in future work.

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