Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Drainage work on GAA pitch

Kilcullen GAA got started today on the drainage programme for the training pitch beside CPC, and the work will be finished by Friday, writes Brian Byrne.

The work is part of Phase 1 of the Club's development plan, which includes the drainage and the lighting system on the main pitch at the Club's own grounds.

The total cost will be €160,000, towards which they received a grant of €100,000 last year. The Club has taken out a loan for the balance.

The drainage work involves putting in pipes in trenches some metres apart across the pitch, then covering them in with gravel. The pitch will be non-functional until next April to enable the drainage to take place.

A second set of pipes may be laid lengthwise on the pitch in the future, to make the system more efficient. "When we get more money," Martin Murphy, who is managing the project, clarified.

The work this week is completely by machinery, making it much faster and a more accurate job than the last time it was done, by hand.