This extensive project included full size and training pitches including groundworks, shock pad, 60mm carpet and fencing. Such was the quality of the surface it has also met the requirements of other sport governing bodies.
The artificial grass/shock pad combination used provides optimal energy restitution. Feedback on the surface was hugely positive from the mens Irish rugby team who camped there during the 2016 Six Nations. We are very proud of this facility given our title sponsorship to the PST Sport Midlands Rugby League.
Pictured below: completed project at Mullingar RFC
Brendan Leahy and all the team at Mullingar Rugby Club were delighted with the finished project. Here’s what they had to say:
“When Mullingar RFC decided to build 1 full size and 1 training size synthetic grass pitches to accompany our natural grass fields. It was decided to build to a specification that meets the three primary codes.
After a competitive tender process among eight companies a detailed post tender analysis was conducted. The tender was scored with a strong focus on product quality and technical ability.
PST Sport emerged as the successful contractor and we are delighted that decision was reached.
PST Sport delivered a first class installation on time and within budget and demonstrated excellent technical ability.
Feedback from players and coaches has been impressive. The Irish Rugby Team trained on the pitch for the week prior to the Ireland v England Six Nations match in 2016. Several players commented it was the best artificial grass surface they have played on and Joe Schmidt compared the pitch to the Twickenham surface.
I would highly recommend Colin, Ger and their team to any organisation looking to install a artificial grass facility.”
Here you can see a timelapse of the entire project which shows transformation from a muddy, badly worn pitch to a superior playing area.
WATCH: Timelapse footage of works in progress & bird’s eye view of the completed project
In 2016 the Irish squad trained at Mullingar RFC prior to playing England at Twickenham. The pitch was highly praised by Joe Schmidt and the Irish rugby team. Several high profile Irish players said it was the best artificial grass pitch they had ever played on and that it was easier on the legs compared with other artificial grass surfaces.
Pictured below: The official opening at Mullingar RFC