Club Development Plan 2015-2020

The Club has prepared and approved a series of Development projects designed to improve the Pitch and Club Facilities for the 2015 to 2020 period.

Improvements have already been made to the Club House, Trophy Cabinet and the new Gym facilities so now attention has been turned to the Pitch and external areas.

Phase 1:  Commenced in September 2015.

Relevelling the existing pitch to create smooth surface with ideal fall.

Installing an elaborate drainage system using Pea Gravel drains.

Finish off with a 75mm Sand Carpet and freshly seeded pitch

Clear Storm damaged trees and prepare the outer boundaries for development.

Phase 2: will introduce a  1.2m high fence around the new pitch.

Phase 3: entails constructing a Walking/ Jogging Track around the new fencing. This phase will be of interest to many.

Phase 4: entails the introduction of floodlighting around the pitch.

We’ve compiled a gallery below to take you through the plans for the club pitch developments and the massive changes that have been carried out to improve the site.

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Overhead view of exisiting facilities before works commenced circa 2013.

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Existing pitch poorly drained with fall to the North West (Top Right)

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Uneven playing surface with impoverished grass quality.

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Aim to reduce fall towards the Clubhouse

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Optimum pitch levels determined to relvel the pitch surface

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Poor drainage meant the existing pitch was soft and easily marked.

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Clear the storm damaged trees behind upper goalmouth

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Plans amended to include all weather Perimeter Walking/ Jogging Track

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Club Members exit the old pitch for the final time

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The grass is sprayed off and ploughed into the ground.

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Old fencing and equipment is cleared from site.

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The Topsoil Layers of the old pitch are cleared

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Pea Gravel deliveries begin as the site is cleared

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Topsoil is stripped

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Mobilised Topsoil is gathered

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Topsoil collected into holding area

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Storm Damaged Trees Cleared

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The Wooded area is cleared and Coarse Stone is quarried onsite.

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Coarse Stone quarried onsite for Jogging Areas

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The Subsoil areas are exposed.

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Laser Levelling of the higher subsoil areas begins.

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Clearing old footpaths and Post foundations.

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Perimeter zones are cleared and reclaimed.

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The upper part of the pitch is excavated to reduce its levels

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Deep Boundary Drainage is created

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Goal Area deep drain doubles as E.S.B. routing.

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Reinforced drain piping is laid.

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Coarse drainstone is used to prepare public areas.

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Dump trucks deliver material to raise the lower reaches.

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Spreading topsoils to elevate lower zones.

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Spreading topsoils to elevate lower zones.

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Levelling continues as materials arrive onsite.

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Grading and levelling in front of the clubhouse.

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Boundary drains are backfilled and Inspection Joints are Capped.

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Carrier drainage pipe reel is loaded onto the Bobbin trailer prior to laying

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View looking eastwards – November 14th 2015

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New Grass taking root- November 14th 2015