Set within the old walls of the kitchen garden at Clongowes the full size rugby pitch is named after former Assistant Headmaster, the late Vinny Murray. The pitch is one of the all boy boarding school’s key sporting facilities and this resurfacing project was a significant investment by the school.

The project involved removing and disposing of the old carpet, regrading the existing blinding and installing 9,000 sq/m of our 60mm rugby turf carpet with shock pad. The completed astro turf pitch achieved World Rugby Approval ensuring that it can be used for competitive matches and training games at all levels.

“We were delighted to bring PST Sport’s cutting-edge techniques in synthetic grass installation to Clongowes and to be playing our part in the development of future sports stars at such a prestigious school.”

Colin Teahon,
Managing Director, PST Sport

Pictured below: Aerial shot of our resurfaced rugby pitch at Clongowes Wood College & inset see pitch prior to works commencing.
Astro turf rugby pitch at Clongowes Wood College

Official opening at Clongowes

The official opening of the newly resurfaced synthetic grass pitch was held on Saturday, January 13th. Former students and Leinster and Ireland rugby stars Gordon D’Arcy, Rob Kearney, Dave Kearney and Fergus McFadden did the honours by cutting the ribbon. The opening was attended by parents, representatives from sporting organisations and former students.

Pictured below: The official opening of the new state-of-the-art asto turf rugby pitch at Clongowes

official opening of Clongowes astro turf rugby surface

Feedback from the school

Here’s what Headmaster, Chris Lumb had to say:

“Not only were PST Sport price competitive, they also offered a value-added service incorporating upgrades to our existing floodlighting system, and a higher than standard specification carpet. We are delighted with the outcome.

Work commenced in late November and, despite challenging weather conditions, was completed before Christmas with World Rugby certification following in early January. This was a great achievement by PST Sport and a result of the hard work and dedication of the on-site team.

I would highly recommend PST Sport as a professional and knowledgeable partner with the capacity to deliver a project on time and to budget with very little fuss.”

Chris Lumb,
Headmaster, Clongowes Wood College

WATCH: Timelapse video

The video below shows timelapse footage of our team installing 60mm artificial grass carpet and shock pad at Clongowes.

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