New 3G pitch unveiled at MUSA

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MATCHES cancelled due to rain, pitches waterlogged, training suspended all regular occurrences at this time of year – not anymore!

Cookstown District Council has just completed work on the first full size artificial 3G GAA/Rugby pitch at Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.

The pitch which is designed specifically for playing Gaelic Football, Camogie, Hurling and Rugby has been independently tested and meets the requirements of the GAA and the International Rugby Board.

Commenting, CDC Chairman Cllr Sean Clarke said, “This is a tremendous asset for the Cookstown District Council area and compliments the already existing high quality facilities at the Sports Arena, the new pitch will provide an excellent venue for training and matches during the winter months.”

Initial feedback from users has been extremely positive with all commenting on the superb surface, evenness of the bounce and the forgiving nature of the artificial surface. Uniquely for pitches of this kind the preferred footwear is normal studded boots.

Cllr Trevor Wilson Chairman of Sport & Leisure committee added, “The Mid Ulster Sports Arena has established itself as one of the premier sporting locations and this new development will further enhance it’s already glowing reputation.”

Plans are currently being finalised for a series of high profile events over the next few months to mark the opening of the new pitch. Anyone requiring more information or to make a booking should contact MUSA 028 8676 7135, email musa@cookstown.gov.uk