St Catherines Community Sports Centre is a facility supported by Dublin City Council in The Dublin Liberties on Marrowbone Lane. They wanted to provide an All Weather Soccer Pitch in an area with very limited sports outlets for the locals young and old. Redlough Landscapes were the Contractor for the ground works, landscaping and pitch surface and we supplied and installed the Fence and Netting
The Site available was extremely tight with limited access and on a location with considerable buried remains of old buildings.
Overcoming The Challenges
Excavating individual Post holes was not feasible so Redlough poured an upstand concrete plinth to which the posts were baseplated.Special machinery narrow enough to navigate the site was brought in to erect the fence posts, fence panels and Roof Netting. .Because of the tight nature of the site the risk of balls going out of the property was solved by us installing Netting across the entire pitch
A 1200mm kicking board for the ball to rebound from was fixed to the posts. The board was Wisa Plywood. Above this we installed 3800mm Kinsale Twin Wire 868 Sports Mesh bringing the fence to 5000mm. Recessed goal areas were provided.and Polypropylene Netting was used.
The pitch is in constant use,and we continue to work with Redlough currently beside The Luas tracks at St James Hospital.