Two new sand based pitches to benefit soccer and GAA Clubs

By Mary Dennehy

TYMON Park is home to two new sand-based sports pitches, the first of their kind to be built by South Dublin County Council.

The new sand-based sports pitches are specifically designed to cater for high use and support the council’s objectives regarding the delivery of active recreation.

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Mayor Ed O’Brien is assisted by Mick Nerney (St Judes GAA Club) and Liam Larkin (St Judes GAA Club) in the ribbon cutting ceremony for St Judes GAA Club new sand based pitch, also present are Suzanne Furlong (SDCC) and Teresa Walsh (SDCC Director of Service)

Speaking at the event County Mayor Ed O’Brien said: “The provision of sports pitches are in line with South Dublin County Council’s aim to support and promote the health and wellbeing of the people of South Dublin County.

“The Council were delighted to be able to deliver these pitches in partnership with both Templeogue United FC and St Jude’s GAA Club and would like to acknowledge both their support and the support of the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport via their Sports Capital Infrastructure Grant allocations.”

Mayor Ed O’Brien was joined by Teresa Walsh, Director of Services South Dublin County Council, special guests and representatives of St Jude’s GAA and Templeogue United FC at the official opening.

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Mayor O’Brien assisted by Albert Johnson (Templeogue United) and Peter Nolan (Templeogue United) in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Templeogue United’s new sand based pitch. Also pictured are Suzanne Furlong (SDCC) and Teresa Walsh (SDCC Director of Service)

The new pitches were designed by the Irish Institute of Sports surfaces and constructed by Prunty contracts Ltd.

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