NSC Turf Pitches
The newly laid Turf Pitch complex is a multi-sport, multi use enclosed space. The pitch areas can be set up for a full sized Croke Park GAA pitch dimensions, 2 x Aviva size Soccer pitches, 1 x Aviva Size Rugby Pitch and adjusted for all field sports within the overall area. One of the main customers using the pitches are the Irish American Football Team who have the full American Football set up including posts and pitch markings. This is an example of the adaptability of the complex. The private facility is ideal for a pre-season training camp, a mid season training camp or for hosting matches.
The all-weather pitches were overseen to the highest international standards by Clive Richardson Ltd, who worked on the pitches in the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park, as well as in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.
There are also on site dressing rooms, a Conference Centre for team meetings, match analysis and a catering area.
The Pitches opened in August 2015 and to date have been used by the All Ireland GAA Champions, Dublin Senior Football, plus All Ireland Club GAA Champions, Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA club. The Irish American Football team have used the pitches for matches, training sessions and drill practise since November 2015, and the Irish Paralympic Soccer Team have trained in advance of the Rio games.
This high performance showground is available for elite and community use on a booking by booking basis.