How Tralee Company is Helping Irish Sport Beat the Winter Blues

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Artificial grass pitches helping clubs beat the winter blues

Thanks to Tralee Outlook for the recent coverage highlighting the importance of artificial grass pitches, especially at this time of the year.

As we head into the winter months it gets harder to arrange training and practice matches on pitches due to the weather. Artificial grass pitches around the country become the go-to choice for clubs and schools to ensure that team development can continue even as the longer nights draw in.

And it is this ideal that drives on the Tralee-based PST Sport team who have established themselves as the leading installer of artificial grass pitches in Ireland.

“Week-in, week-out we saw matches being called off due to waterlogged pitches. We recognised straight away the increasing demand for high quality 3G pitches and we felt we could fill this demand and give everyone a level playing field, and let them play the sport they want to, rain or shine.”

said PST Sport’s MD Colin Teahon.

Having major clients such as Chelsea FC certainly proves how PST Sport are blazing a trail in the global sporting world but as Kerry GAA legend and PST Sport Business Development Manager Kieran (Star) Donaghy explains, the company’s commitment is to help to develop sport across all levels, whatever the season:

“Especially at this time of the year alot of teams are hampered by the weather and in turn, poor playing surfaces. Personally, I’ve gone through the slog of trying to prepare for games or the season ahead during the winter months and it can become a real torture due to the weather. You might end up with training getting cancelled or having to move pitches at the last minute because the pitch you’re meant to be training on hasn’t been able to handle those two days of driving rain.

On an 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”

The cutting-edge installation techniques that PST Sport use mean that their playing surfaces meet the requirements of major sporting bodies. The company also specialise in the installation of sports floodlights and have recently won the contract to install floodlights at the new Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence in Currans.