World-Class Artificial GAA Pitches for Clubs of All Sizes

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PST Sport is a Design & Build Contractor specialising in the construction of world-class artificial grass GAA pitches. We understand the key role played by synthetic turf pitches in the development of the GAA today. GAA clubs of all sizes are now incorporating artificial pitches into their current and future developments with the demand for high quality facilities increasing as training and preparation for GAA, at all levels, continues to grow and evolve.

Artificial Turf Pitches Designed Specifically for GAA

Our high performing synthetic turf system has been developed with input from Ireland’s leading GAA athletes. It has been certified by the world’s leading sports laboratory showing it meets the standards set down by the GAA for artificial grass pitches. This means your club members of all levels, from underage to senior, can train regardless of the weather or ground conditions.

PST Sport is heavily integrated into the GAA with former Kerry All-Ireland winner, Kieran Donaghy heading up our Business Development Team.

kieran donaghy & dara o cinneideWATCH as PST Sport’s Kieran Donaghy talks to TG4 Presenter & former GAA star Dara Ó’Cinnéide about the key role played by artificial grass pitches in the development of GAA today.

St Vincent’s GAA Dublinst vincents artificial turf gaa pitch

In January 2019, PST Sport completed the installation of a world-class 12,000 sq/m 3G GAA pitch at St Vincent’s GAA in Dublin. The project included full groundworks, carpet & shock pad to meet GAA specification. Our ‘SUPERB 60’ carpet installed here is the very latest in synthetic turf technology. Below ground works are equally as important – get this stage right and maximise the lifespan of the pitch. Read more.

How We Can Help

With in-house expertise across each facet of pitch construction including groundworks and drainage, fencing, sports netting and floodlight systems, we can provide a tailor-made solution unlike any other available in the market. We will look at your club’s needs and customise a pitch design around this, ensuring maximum value for money and return on investment.

We offer our clients the most advanced synthetic turf system in the market. In terms of surfaces, our latest artificial grass carpet is head and shoulders above anything else out there ensuring optimal playing conditions throughout the year. It’s very exciting for me playing a key role in improving sports pitches for generations to come.”

Kieran Donaghy, PST Sport Business Development Manager

Recent GAA Installation Projects

Le Chéile Secondary SchoolLe Cheile artificial turf GAA pitch

In 2016 we installed a full-size GAA, FIFA & World Rugby Approved pitch at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown, Co. Dublin for Fingal County Council.

Owenbeg Centre of Excellence Derryowenbeg artificial gaa pitch derry

14,400 sq/m 3G pitch with 60mm artificial grass carpet and shock pad at Derry GAA’s Owenbeg Centre of Excellence.

Boherlahan Dualla GAABoherlahan Dualla artificial turf GAA pitch

3,000 sq/m artificial grass pitch with 60mm synthetic turf carpet and shock pad for Boherlahan Dualla GAA in Co. Tipperary. Ancillary works included fencing, floodlights, 2G 60mm carpet for the area outside the hurling wall & 24mm fibrillated carpet for pathways.

Kilrossanty GAA PitchKilrossanty GAA pitch

1,250 sq/m 3G pitch with 60mm carpet and shock pad at Kilrossanty GAA, Co. Waterford. The project included groundworks & drainage, kerbing, fencing, netting & floodlights.

Broadford GAABroadford GAA artificial turg GAA pitch

1,200 sq/m indoor training pitch including base works at Broadford GAA, Co. Kildare.

Doheny GAADoheny GAA artificial turf GAA pitch

2,200 sq/m artificial grass pitch including base works, fencing, netting, and floodlights for Doheny GAA, Co. Cork.

For more information, pricing and specification details, please contact us to arrange a free consultation and we can advise what the best option is for your club. LoCall: 1890 253 313 | E: info@PSTsport.com

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The Most Advanced Synthetic Turf System

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Innovation has been a huge factor in PST Sport’s success to date. We offer our clients the most advanced artificial grass turf systems. Along with our partner CCGrass, we have developed a game changing artificial grass sports surface called Superb – the product of choice for clubs such as Munster Rugby, St Vincent’s GAA, Carrigaline United FC, London’s Club Des Sports and many more.

Superb has unrivalled characteristics, including an industry high dtex of 17,000, diamond shaped blade 400 micron wide, PU backing, a C8 polymer compound and successful Lisport wear testing up to 500,000 cycles. These unique qualities, when combined, allow CCGrass and PST Sport to offer an extended warranty of 12 years – 4 years more than the industry norm of 8 years.

Whilst soft to touch and feel, the Superb blade is still highly resilient and therefore will stand up longer, improving player performance and make maintenance easier. Available in different pile heights, with a secondary thatched or fibrillated yarn when required, Superb has revolutionised the artificial grass industry for clients with FIFA, World Rugby and GAA synthetic pitch requirements.

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A high quality artificial grass carpet, correctly installed, is key to player performance and impacts how players train and develop. From subbase construction to the artificial grass surface, we offer our clients a complete turnkey solution, providing a comprehensive range of services including planning advice, design, state-of-the-art pitch construction, project management and testing. With in-house expertise, our highly skilled team have the experience and technical ability to deliver a world-class artificial grass pitch.

artificial grass turf pitch at Irish Independent Park

Munster Rugby grass turf pitch

Pictured above: IRE v FRA U20s Six Nations clash at Irish Independent Park, Friday March 8th 2019: Ireland 31 – France 29 

If you have a project you’d like to discuss, we would love to hear from you. CONTACT US today.

 

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How An Artificial Grass Pitch Will Benefit Your School

artificial grass pitches for schools

When students are physically fit, they will achieve more academically. Sport develops a sense of friendliness amongst students and builds their team spirit. None of this is possible however, without suitable sports facilities.

We take a practical approach looking at important factors such as; what space is available, what sports are likely to be played, is planning permission required, is the facility to be rented after school hours, can the project be built in phases and so on. Years of experience and knowledge allow PST Sport to tailor a package that will meet your school’s needs and budget. Whether we are resurfacing an existing tarmac basketball court or building a new pitch, PST Sport can transform your school’s facilities improving students’ quality of life with our cutting-edge artificial grass solutions.

Helping Students Perform at Their Best

 

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CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION & SITE VISIT

We work with schools’ appointed architects or engineers and also provide a PST Sport design and build service. With the latter, our experienced personnel carry out detailed surveys assessing existing ground conditions, detailed construction drawings are provided, the facility is built to the highest standards and independently signed off by our chartered engineer. Providing excellent customer service to schools has been the corner stone to PST Sport’s success. After sales is a key part of this. Simply put, if there is an issue in the future, we will fix it.

Feedback from Clients

Referrals from existing school clients is a core part of our business process. PST Sport are industry leaders and we always ask potential new clients to speak to school principals, teachers or those on the boards of management involved in our previous projects.

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A Year of PST Sport Success – But How Can We Help You in 2019?

2018 artificial grass pitch projects

2018 has been an incredible year for PST Sport with our team installing world-class synthetic turf surfaces, from full-size pitches to training areas for all sporting codes. From local GAA pitches to well-established soccer clubs to Munster Rugby’s Cork base, Irish Independent Park. And, as the year comes to a close, we are almost ready to hand over a state-of-the-art artificial grass GAA surface to St Vincents GAA, Dublin.

Beckett Park, CherrywoodPictured above: Beckett Park, part of Dublin’s exclusive Cherrywood Development, completed in March this year. The project included the delivery of a 7,000 sq/m FIFA & World Rugby certified synthetic turf pitch with shock pad, full groundworks & fencing. The next part of the development was the construction of 6 ITF Approved tennis courts & a 600 sq/m artificial grass multi-use games area (MUGA) suitable for a variety of sports.

REELING IN 2018

2018 has been an incredible year for PST Sport with our team installing world-class synthetic turf surfaces, from full-size pitches to training areas for all sporting codes across Ireland.

From local GAA pitches to well-established soccer clubs to Munster Rugby’s Cork base, Irish Independent Park. And, as the year comes to a close, we are almost ready to hand over a state-of-the-art artificial grass GAA surface to St Vincents GAA, Dublin.

artificial grass rugby surface Irish Independent Park

Pictured above: World Rugby Approved modified 3G surface at Munster Rugby’s Cork base, Irish Independent Park. Works were completed in August 2018 ahead of Munster’s pre-season fixtures against London Irish & Exeter Chiefs. Shown above Munster v Exeter Chiefs on Friday August 24th.

I’m proud of how much PST Sport has grown in the last 12 months. We are meeting the needs and gaining the trust of clubs, schools and community groups all over the country. Munster Rugby’s Irish Independent Park was my personal highlight, from winning the job, to watching our team install every inch of the artificial grass. As a Kerry man, when Munster ran out on to our pitch against London Irish in August was the ultimate.

Kieran Donaghy, Business Development Manager, PST Sport

 

We offer a comprehensive range of services to each client, from initial design and planning, excavation, sub base preparation and drainage, state-of-the-art pitch construction, project management and testing.

As we look back on highlights of the past year, we also ask how can we help you in 2019? If you have a project you would like to discuss, get in touch. We look at each client’s needs and tailor a pitch design around this ensuring maximum value for money and return on investment. CONTACT US today for a free consultation.

artificial grass football pitch projects 2018

Pictured above: Top left: full-size artificial grass pitch at Galway club, Knocknacarra FC’s home grounds at Cappagh Park with shock pad, full groundworks & fencing; Top right: 6,386 sq/m 3G pitch installation with shock pad for Dublin City Council’s Bluebell Community Project in the heart of Dublin city. The project included all related sub base works, floodlighting, 6m high rebound fencing, 1.2m spectator railing & 12m high ball stop netting. Many challenges were overcome to deliver this pitch; Bottom: 8,000 sq/m artificial grass pitch including all associated groundworks & drainage for Cork club, Carrigaline Unted FC, the FAI’s Club of the Year for 2017.

“2018 has been a year of great success for PST Sport as we have achieved some important milestones in our growth & expansion plans both in Ireland and the UK. We are proud to have played our part in helping clubs, schools and organisations across a broad spectrum of sports complete their projects & developments over this past year & we look forward to helping many more in the next 12 months.”

Colin Teahon, Managing Director, PST Sport

artificial grass GAA pitch at St Vincents GAAPictured aboveWork in progress at St Vincents GAA Dublin for 12,000 sq/m artificial turf GAA surface (image from December 18th). Phase 1 of works are complete & our carpet installation team are currently on site laying our SUPERB artificial grass, the very latest in synthetic turf technology. Available in different pile heights, with a secondary thatched or fibrillating yarn when required, our SUPERB carpet has revolutionised the artificial grass industry for clients with FIFA, World Rugby and GAAsynthetic pitch requirements.

PITCH INSTALLATIONS FOR SCHOOLS

schools project 2018Pictured above: Top left: 1,350 sq/m 60mm 3G pitch at St Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Co Donegal; Top right: 1,550 sq/m artificial grass surface at St Marys National School in Trim, Co Meath; Bottom left: 620 sq/m astro turf pitch at Killoughteen National School, Newcastle West, Co Limerick; Bottom right: 920 sq/m surface at James St CBS, Dublin 8.

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PST Sport Receive Ben Plan Award from CCGrass

CCGrass - BEN Plan Award

PST Sport and CCGrass, the largest manufacturer of synthetic turf in the world, have a long standing and successful partnership since 2012. CCGrass artificial grass products meet the highest standards of leading sports governing bodies and is one of only four global manufacturers with “Preferred Producer” status for FIFA, World Rugby and the FIH.

CCGrass offers the most extensive and innovative range of synthetic turf products highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to superior quality.

BEN Plan (Branding Elite Network) is the communication and interaction platform set up by CCGrass for esteemed customers to create a global customer network.

Pictured below: PST Sport’s CEO, Colin Teahon accepting the Ben Plan award from Bryn Lee, CEO of CCGrass’s European Office.

PST Sport - BEN Plan Award

 

 

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Winter Weather Meets its Match in a PST Sport Pitch

artificial grass pitch at st mels college

Pictured above: St Mel’s College Longford, a school steeped in GAA tradition

There may be glorious blue skies out there today but with the long winter months looming, clubs and schools will find it increasingly difficult to arrange training and match fixtures due to the weather.

Week-in, week-out you will see matches being cancelled or rescheduled due to poor playing surfaces and waterlogged pitches. So, it’s easy to see why our artificial grass pitches have become the go-to choice for clubs and schools to ensure that team development can continue even as the longer nights draw in.

It is this ideal that drives PST Sport. Our mission is to be part of sports development at a grassroots level and to help enhance the lives of people through the provision of high-quality, all-weather, year-round sports facilities.

On a PST Sport artificial grass pitch you’re guaranteed the same playing experience regardless of whether it’s been raining solid for the week or not. Consistency of play is excellent. If you’re getting a reliable, consistent ball into you each time, it can only improve you as a player.

Pictured below: from top left going clockwise – Carrig National School, Co Tipperary, Cappagh Park, Galway, CBS Tralee, Co Kerry, St Mels College, Longford & Albion Rovers FC, Co Louth

artificial grass pitch

We recognise the increasing demand for high quality synthetic turf pitches, whether it be a single use pitch for GAA, football, rugby or hockey, or a multi-sport all weather surface where a combination of sports can be played.

We offer the most advanced synthetic turf system in the market along with cutting-edge installation techniques. This ensures that our playing surfaces meet the requirements of major sports governing bodies.

To date we have constructed hundreds of fields all around Ireland and have also successfully expanded into the UK market. Our state-of-the-art pitches are designed to deliver exceptional performance.

Recent clients include Munster Rugby and Chelsea FC. PST Sport has an extensive portfolio: over 20 FIFA accredited fields as well as multiple full-size pitches tested and approved to World Rugby, GAA & the FIH along with numerous training size sports surfaces for clubs & schools.

Being part of such exciting projects keeps us fully in line with our vision of creating a healthier and sports-focused society. We look forward to continuing to deliver world-class artificial grass pitches for all sporting codes, both here in Ireland and beyond.

Pitches for clubs

Pitches for schools

If you have a project you would like to discuss with us we would love to hear from you. CONTACT US here or alternatively LoCall: 1890 253 313 or Email: info@PSTsport.com

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Interview: Kieran Donaghy, Kerry GAA Legend on His Past, Present & Future

kieran donaghy - kerry football

In the words of Kieran Donaghy “It’s been one heck of a ride”. Following his announcement to retire from inter-county football just last week, we sat down with our Business Development Manager as he looks back on his career, discusses the future of GAA development and if he’s ready to do battle with Joe Brolly in a studio. He even lets us in on who his favourite O’Sé brother is!

There’s also a touching recital by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh of Star’s now famous retirement poem. Watch video below:

How has it been since the announcement ?

Unreal to be honest, blown away by the kind words that people have said and written over the last 6 days. All the messages I’ve received from all over the world have filled my heart with pride. The stuff Kerry people have said to me from New York Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Australia, Dubai and beyond has been amazing. They are the Irish away from home and we keep them in touch with home.

Toughest opponent you’ve faced at inter-county level?

There have been many tough opponents but to single someone out is hard. I’m a big believer in team defence and help defence, and for that reason the Tyrone team 2003/2008 and the current Dublin team are the best I’ve come across. They both had personal togetherness and a will to do anything to win. That’s what you need to have to win the ultimate prize.

Most memorable game you’ve played in?

The famous game in the Gaelic grounds in 2014 against a great Mayo team was the most memorable game I’ve ever been part of. There was massive pressure on me going into the game, so to win in such dramatic circumstances was something I’ll never forget. It had everything, Mayo storming into a 7 point lead early on, Kerry coming back, there were 6 goals, massive collisions, last minute draws, extra time, brawls at the end and fans invading the pitch. The buzz after that game was unreal, the pride in the dressing room and the sense that we could not be beaten in a final is a lovely way to go into it.

Apart from Croke Park – what’s the best surface you’ve played football on?

All of our PST Sport modified 3G pitches of course. I must say it would have to be Fitzgerald Stadium, it has been my home and I loved playing on that surface. It always held a special place in my heart as we had some battles in that colosseum.

Can the Dubs do five in a row?

Of course they can, and they probably should with the squad they have but the Bomber told me years ago that its extremely hard to make history and he should know!

Kerry will be hurting after not showing up for a semi-final this season so they will be coming hard. Tyrone will be trying to find a deadly forward or two to help their charge. Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Kildare and Monaghan are all strong and can test the Dubs. Yes we have all tested this Dublin side in the last 4 years but we haven’t beaten them, there is a reason for that, no one has brought the full package for 75 minutes and that’s what it will take. That with some bravery as if you’re not brave against them you don’t stand a chance.

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Which of the O’Sé brothers is your favourite?

I love all my O’Sé boys including the legend of an uncle they had.

Out of the 4 of them.

Most talented footballer = Marc O’Sé
Best defender = Paidi O’Sé
Best Attacker = Tomas O’Sé
Best all-rounder = Darragh O’Sé

What one piece of advice would you give young inter county player starting out?

Enjoy it, and be a bit different, don’t worry too much about what others outside your camp think of you. Play with personality, let it show you really care, be a good teammate, look out for the guy struggling and give him a call, don’t just worry about yourself. It’s been one heck of a ride so enjoy all of it and treat winning and losing the same and strive to get better, that’s the only thing you have full control of.

How has GAA training evolved since you first joined the Kerry squad?

A lot, science has brought that and things will always evolve so you must embrace that. I must say I love the odd hard beach run or a session when you’re been flogged. You are getting more than fitness out of something like that and you will spot the fellas dodging and taking short cuts. There is no time for that if you’re in the business of winning All Irelands.

But it has gone to an unreal level now and that’s just where the game is at. It takes no talent to be the fittest so when you’re trying to catch a team it’s the first place to start.

Any approach from the Sunday Game where you could take on Joe Brolly in a punditry battle?

Not yet, and even though I destroyed Joe Brolly after the 2014 win with that one liner it would be a far different story going at him in a studio battle.

 

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PST Sport Continues to Expand

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As we continue to expand into the UK market, The Sunday Business Post recently featured an interview with our Managing Director, Colin Teahon & Operations Director, Ger Teahon where they discuss the company’s plans for the future in terms of product innovation and company growth.

 

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2018 Sports Capital Grants Programme

sports capital grants programme 2018

The 2018 Sports Capital Grants Programme is now open for applications. The current scheme opened for applications on September 7th and sports clubs and sporting organisations around the country are eligible to apply. This year Minister for Sport, Shane Ross confirmed that €40 million is being made available by the Government under a new round of the programme.

The aim of the scheme is to provide support to clubs and sporting organisations wishing to develop sports infrastructure in their areas. For the first time schools are also eligible to apply for funding under the 2018 programme, as long as it is in conjunction with a sports club.

Any organisation wishing to make an application under the programme must be registered on OSCAR by 5pm on Friday 5th October, 2018. Applications can be made online up to 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018.

In recent years PST Sport has worked with clients on numerous projects across all sporting codes that were made possible by the Sports Capital Programme. Our core business is the installation of high performing synthetic sports surfaces, from full size pitches to training areas for all sporting codes. We offer a complete package for new pitch construction including design, installation & project management. Our services include initial consultation and design, drainage, base works, civil engineering, right through to installation and maintenance.

Our advice to any sporting organisation is to to prepare for the application process and register online as soon as possible. Clubs and sports organisations looking to apply should REGISTER HERE 

Check out the video below showcasing recent projects that were made possible by the Sports Capital Grants Programme.

If you have a project you would like to discuss, get in touch to see how we can help. We would be happy to advise in any way we can. You can contact us by clicking HERE Alternatively, email us at info@PSTsport.com or LoCall 1890 253 313

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3G Playing Surface at Munster Rugby’s Musgrave Park

Munster Rugby - Musgrave Park

On May 8th, 2018 PST Sport commenced works on a modified 3G playing surface at Munster Rugby’s Cork-based stadium, Musgrave Park, also known as Irish Independent Park. The significant development is part of Munster Rugby’s long-term strategy for the Cork area and will see the existing grass surface being replaced with a world class artificial grass surface.

Musgrave Park is the focal point for rugby in South Munster. Once completed, the new 10,500m 3G facility will ensure wider availability of the venue and a significant increase in games played. This will benefit the sport and wider community and further enhance the development of rugby at grassroots level.

Other benefits will include a reduction in long-term maintenance costs which will be significantly lower than maintaining the previous grass surface. There will also be an opportunity for additional revenue if the venue is hired out.

Project Works

Groundworks at Irish Independent Park

With such good weather, progress has been excellent and we are almost at the end of Phase 1. The first step involved digging 0.5 metres into the pitch surface, removing the soil and levelling the sub-base. This was followed by the installation of 3,000 metres of drainage pipes and 200 metres of irrigation piping. The PST team are currently laying a 3-inch stone base which will form the base of the synthetic grass surface.

Phase 2 of the development will involve the installation of 10,500m of our Superb artificial grass which comes with a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty and shock pad.

Munster Rugby Head of Operations, Philip Quinn, said:

“In terms of facilities, it is fantastic to see this phase of our long-term strategy progressing. Since 2015 we have installed a new 3,500 seated stand and covered terrace at Irish Independent Park, improved match-day facilities, and will now have access to a consistently world-class surface all season.

Better facilities cater for greater access and the venue is central to Munster Rugby’s plans for growth and development. This is a valuable addition to the rugby landscape in Cork and the province.”

Colin Teahon, PST Sport’s Managing Director said:

“This pitch will allow Munster players of all ages to play on the same surface as their heroes, year-round, and whatever the weather.”

Works are due to be completed by the end of July ahead of Munster’s pre-season games against London Irish and Exeter Chiefs.

You can view all recent installation projects by PST Sport here.

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