A significant investment for the school, the project involved removal of the existing carpet, regrading the blinding and the installation of 9,000 sq/m 60mm Terra Turf synthetic grass with shock pad. The completed astro turf pitch complies with World Rugby’s 2017 handbook for synthetic grass pitches 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.”
Managing Director, PST Sport
Pictured below: Aerial shot of artificial rugby pitch at Clongowes Wood College
The full size astro turf rugby pitch set within the old walls of the kitchen garden at Clongowes is named after former Assistant Headmaster at the College, the late Vinny Murray. It is one of Clongowes’ key sporting facilities and is widely used by students at the all-boys boarding school.
Official Opening at Clongowes
Saturday 13th January was the official opening of the newly resurfaced synthetic grass pitch at Clongowes. 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 reopening was attended by parents, representatives from sporting organisations and former students.
Pictured below: The official opening of the asto turf rugby pitch at Clongowes
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.”
Headmaster, Clongowes Wood College
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Full installation of new synthetic grass pitch at Clongowes Wood College