Published on 
December 1, 2015

Regional Football Club Project

At 8,300 sq meters, one of our largest projects in 2014 was an exciting dual pitch development which included an extensive upgrade of the surrounding area.

We were commissioned to build two full-sized soccer pitches: a synthetic surface pitch and a natural surface pitch.

McSweeney Sports Surfaces: Leveling the Pitch Preparing the Pitch and Car Park : McSweeney Sports Surfaces McSweeney Sports Surfaces : Laying pipes for flood lighting

During this project, which started in June 2014, we had the opportunity to use the new SMG Sandmatic Machine in the construction of the pitches. This machine allows us to achieve a perfectly even rate per/m on sand fill, while compound laying.

SMG Sandmatic Machine : Providing Perfectly even pitches

By using this machine during the project, the even laying process combined with our ability to expedite the work, allowed us to ensure the resulting pitch for the players is of the highest quality.

McSweeney Sports Surfaces : Levelling the Surface for Preparation for the Pitch Mcsweeney Sports Surfaces: Upgrading Car Park, Foot Paths, Fencing and Flood Lighting McSweeney Sports Surfaces : Preparing the Surface by Levelling the Soil

The all-weather, synthetic pitch is approved by UK Labs to FIFA 2* standard. This field testing endorsement provides the reassurance that the bounce, roll, traction and rebound of the ball are all at a very high standard which makes for a better quality of play, ensuring it is in optimum condition.

Mcsweeney Sports Surfaces: Testing Bounce Shock Absorption and Friction

Other aspects tested are shock absorption and friction, which all relate to the player / surface interaction. The safety of the athlete is paramount and it is fantastic to see more soccer locations are now installing synthetic shock pads to mimise player injury.

Within the project scope we were also required to build a carpark for the Regional Football Club and to upgrade surrounding footpath, fencing and flood lighting.

By October, the project had been completed and was ready, and in use, for matches and training.

Synthetic Pitch Surfaces : McSweeney Sports Surfaces McSweeney Sports Surfaces : Soccer Synthetic and Natural Surface Pitches

As the number one sports surface supplier in Ireland and the UK, our aim is to always help our customers maximise their space and potential, and it was certainly achieved here!

Have you a similar project in mind? Contact us today on +353 61 395 786 to discuss your ideas in greater detail, or drop an email to Marie at

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