World-Class 3G Pitch Development Project at John Hyland Park

St Francis FC pitch construction

In September 2019, PST Sport commenced works on a state-of-the-art 3G playing surface at St Francis FC’s home grounds, John Hyland Park in Baldonnel, Co. Dublin. This significant development is part of the club’s long-term plans for the future and will see the existing natural turf field replaced with our game changing artificial grass sports surface called Superb.

It was a vision that the club had for many years after seeing so many games called off due to poor weather conditions. With more games able to be played, the aim is to benefit not only the current players but the wider community for many years to come. The new pitch will open up new opportunities to the local area to get involved in sport and stay active. Another major benefit is significantly lower maintenance costs.

Sub base construction works got underway in mid-September. The project below ground is just as important as what goes on top and a well-built base is critical to pitch longevity. Through years of research and development we have developed a pioneering sub base design ensuring pitch stability for the long term and removing all uncertainty pre-construction. By working closely with our clients, we can offer a tailor-made solution unlike any other available in the market.

Phase 2 of the development will see the installation of 7,200 sq/m of SUPERB 50 artificial grass, produced by CCGrass, one of only four global manufacturers with “Preferred Producer” status for FIFA, World Rugby & FIH. At CCGrass considerable investment is made in research, enabling the world’s largest producer of artificial grass to produce the most advanced systems for sport. The polymer used in Superb 50 is stronger, softer and more resilient than used in other fibres, which helps create a great playing surface. All CCGrass pitches are heavily tested, before and after installation, ensuring St Francis FC has the best possible synthetic turf pitch.

 

Pitch build up

See full post

PST Sport to deliver new Hockey Pitch for Carmarthenshire County Council

artificial grass hockey pitch

In September 2019, PST Sport commenced works constructing a state-of-the-art hockey facility for Carmarthenshire County Council. This significant development is one of a number of investments being made by the council into the facilities operated under the Actif Sport and Leisure brand. Strategically the objective is to maintain and enhance the existing assets and invest into new facilities.

As a leading provider of synthetic turf sports surfaces, with over 12 years’ experience working with some of the biggest names in sport, PST Sport is delighted to be part of such an exciting project. The new facility will ensure a diverse and high-quality range of facilities is open to the general public. During the construction and installation phases 100% of the labour will be from South Wales and building materials will also be locally sourced.

The FastPro HF 18 hockey surface, produced by FIH Preferred Supplier, CCGrass, offers a true, fast and skilful game of hockey for players of all abilities. Featuring hard wearing, curly PE fibres, FastPro HF 18 is dressed with selected, small, rounded, clean sand, to provide a stable, attractive and long lasting hockey pitch offering exceptional ball speed and uniformity as well as enhanced durability.

The new pitch will offer people a world-class facility to enjoy in all weathers, throughout the day and evening; and will be open for hire by the public, clubs, schools and others for soccer, hockey and a range of sports and activities. Carmarthenshire County Council is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work, study, and visit Carmarthenshire, ensuring opportunities for more people to be, more active, more often.

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

 

See full post

New Project Announcement

Synthetic Turf Hockey Pitch Resurface

One of our latest projects in the UK is rebuilding a subsided 20-year-old synthetic turf hockey pitch for Gravesham Sports Trust in Kent. With over 12 years’ experience building state-of-the-art sports surfaces we understand that the work below ground is a critical element in constructing an artificial grass pitch to guarantee its longevity.

Using the latest technology in sonar geotechnical surveying, we identified how the pitch base was constructed and the extent of the subsiding subgrade/formation. This allowed us to assess the true condition of the surface. We will begin with resolving these issues before resurfacing the pitch using 6,000 sq/m CCGrass FIH certified FastPro 18 sand dressed hockey carpet and shock pad.

As an FIH Preferred Hockey Producer, CCGrass launched the FastPro series with multiple systems tested and approved to FIH standard. FastPro 18 offers maximum performance and enhanced durability as well as improved player safety.

Stay tuned for progress!

If you have a project that you want to discuss, contact us today.

Gravesham hockey pitch resurface

Gravesham Sports Trust synthetic hockey pitch

 

See full post

Artificial Grass Running Track at Youghal AC

artificial grass running track

Here’s a snapshot of what the members of Youghal Athletic Club will get to experience as we finish off installing a new artificial grass running and hill track on the perimeter of the field. Work began in February for the 450m long by 2m running track. This is phase one of a large development for Youghal AC and the club’s long term goal is to be East Cork’s premier Athletic training grounds.

The surface is 50mm high performance artificial grass carpet with sand and crumb infill making it much easier on the joints. The low maintenance, all weather surface provides additional cushioning offering greater running comfort.

See full post

Building Better Pitch Bases

PST Sport synthetic sport pitch bases

With over 12 years’ experience building state-of-the-art synthetic sports surfaces we understand that the work below ground is a critical element in constructing a synthetic grass pitch to guarantee its longevity. Innovation has been a huge factor in our success to date. Years of research and development has delivered a pioneering synthetic grass surface and new pitch subbase design, making a PST Sport pitch unique and more technologically advanced than all others.

We have developed a pioneering subbase design ensuring pitch stability for the long term and removing all uncertainty pre-construction. By working closely with our clients, we can offer a tailor-made solution unlike any other available in the market.

Synthetic turf pitch bases

Pictured above: Groundworks phase for some of our recently completed projects; (top left) Munster Rugby Irish Independent Park, Cork; (top right) Carrigaline United FC, Cork; (bottom) St. Vincent’s GAA, Dublin. We build pitches from the ground up. The project below ground is just as important as what goes on top. A well-built base will extend the lifespan of your pitch.

If you have a pitch project that you want to discuss our team would love to hear from you. T: (066) 717 1918 or Email: info@PSTsport.com. You can also get in touch via our CONTACT US page.

 

See full post

Main Sponsors of Austin Stacks GAA Senior Mens Team

austin stacks GAA sponsors

PST Sport is delighted to announce our continued support of Tralee club, Austin Stacks GAA. Colin, Ger and the team are back on board as the main sponsors of the club’s senior men’s team for the 8th consecutive year, for the 2019 season. A presentation was made to PST Sport’s MD, Colin Teahon yesterday by Club Chairperson, Máiread Fernane and Wayne Quillinan, senior team manager.

 

“As Ireland’s leading installer of artificial grass pitches, it has been an honour for us at PST Sport to be the club’s main sponsor for the past 8 years. We are proud of our continued association with grassroots sports development here in Ireland through the provision of high-quality, all-weather, year-round sports facilities.”

Colin Teahon, MD, PST Sport

austin stacks gaa sponsorship

See full post

SAPCA – Sports & Play Construction Association

SAPCA - Sports & Play Construction Association

We are delighted to announce our new membership with SAPCA, the UK trade association for the sports & play construction industry. SAPCA’s role is to foster excellence & continuous improvement throughout the sector.

PST Sport is recognised as a leader in artificial sports pitch installations across Ireland and the UK. We design and build state-of-the-art sports surfaces, from full-size pitches to training areas that stand up to the challenges of all sporting codes. Our reputation is built on over 12 years’ continuous excellent service, superior quality, innovation and outstanding customer service.

We are a one-stop shop for any club, school or sporting organisation considering building a new artificial grass pitch or resurfacing an existing one. We provide a comprehensive range of services, including planning advice, design, pitch construction, project management and testing.

Our synthetic turf systems and pitch foundations are the most advanced in the market, anywhere in the world. With in-house expertise across each facet of pitch construction including groundworks and drainage, fencing, sports netting and floodlight systems, we can provide a complete turnkey solution for any new all-weather pitch project.

PST Sport’s artificial grass is at the forefront of synthetic sports grass technological developments and is designed for a wide variety of sports and uses. The carpet is highly resilient, has excellent shock absorption qualities and gives optimal playing characteristics all year around.

We are passionate about what we do and to date have constructed over 250 state-of-the-art artificial grass pitches all over Ireland and the UK. We will continue to deliver the most advanced synthetic turf systems to our clients, promoting lifelong health and wellbeing through the provision of world-class, year-round sports facilities.

See full post

World-Class Artificial GAA Pitches for Clubs of All Sizes

artificial turf gaa pitches

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. T: (066) 717 1918 | E: info@PSTsport.com

Alternatively, CLICK HERE to get in touch.

 

See full post

The Most Advanced Synthetic Turf System

grass turf pitch Dublin

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.

pst-pitch-build-up

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.

 

See full post

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

 

Schools artificial grass pitches

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.

VIEW TESTIMONIALS

 

See full post