New pitches will have teams training whatever the weather

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Sports teams and enthusiasts in Dublin will be delighted to know that Clontarf has a new sports facility. Dublin’s Lord Mayor Gerry Breen officially opens Dublin City Council’s Clontarf Road Sports Pitches at 12 noon on Thursday 28th April.

The all-weather, synthetic playing pitches includes Dublin’s first full sized GAA pitch, a full sized rugby / soccer pitch and a seven-a-side pitch. The complex also includes a hurling wall, floodlighting, new changing rooms and shower facilities.

Lord Mayor Breen says

“This fantastic sports ground includes the first full-sized public GAA synthetic pitch in Dublin. This is great news for teams playing Gaelic football and hurling as it allows them to train in almost any type of weather. The soccer pitches are also being used for Leinster League fixtures and the seven-a-side pitch can be booked by groups having a casual game of soccer.

 

“Dublin City Council worked closely with the GAA, the Dublin County Board and the Department of Sports, Tourism and Recreation to deliver the excellent facility that I am very pleased to open officially today. It’s a great resource for Clontarf and the wider area and I would encourage sports clubs and lovers from all over Dublin to use it.”

 

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Notes to the Editor

  • Use of Clontarf Road Playing Pitches is managed by Dublin City Council’s Sports and Leisure Services. For further information on this contact Treacy Byrne, Sports and Leisure Services 086 383 5018
  • The facilities at Clontarf Road Playing Pitches cost approximately €3.4m. Dublin City Council, Department of Sports, Tourism and Recreation, GAA and Dublin County Board jointly funded the project.
  • Sportslabs Ltd (Scotland) - specialists in synthetic pitches, athletic tracks and other sports facility provision -  designed and supervised the installation of the pitches on behalf of Dublin City Council Parks and Landscape Services Division.
  • G. Thornton (Ireland) Ltd, Portumna carried out the construction and installation following a public tender competition.
  • The soccer playing surfaces are ‘UEFA 2 Star’ standard.
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