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Bearna na Forbacha Football Pitches

Location Bearna, Co Galway
Client Bearna Sports Committee
Engineer RPS Consultant Engineers
Status Complete
Start Date Oct 2016
End Date Jan 2017
Value €500,000

Description of the Works:

The pitch was developed from a green field site. The ground was made up of solid granite rock and pockets of soft peat. The peat was excavated and the rock was broken down to formation level with our Doosan 520 Excavator and breaker.

Construction of haul/construction vehicle access road, General site clearance, Rock excavation, crushing and placing, Fencing and surfacing, Construction of astro-turf football pitches, including all drainage, Installation of flood lights and electrical equipment and all associated ducting works, Landscaping, fencing and footpath construction, Installation of retractable Goalposts.

Provide and install 2no. storage facilities, Levelling of the Phase 2 pitch area, Installation of drainage for the Phase 2 pitch. Surface type was a 3G Artificial Turf which complies with FIFA One Star Grading/World.


Layer 1: 250mm of 100mm to 62mm cleaned and washed angular

stone. Stone rolled and compacted every 100mm,

Layer 2: 100mm of 50mm to 25mm cleaned and washed angular

stone. Stone is rolled and compacted every 50mm.

Layer 3: 50mm of 6mm to 8mm chippings to level pitch 50mm below

top of kerbing around pitch perimeter.

Surface was UV stabilised in accordance with Din 53387,

Secondary backing of polyester scrim,

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