July 9, 2020
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Pitch Perfect: Could this local GAA ground be best in the South East?

With GAA all set to resume in the coming days one county Waterford GAA club has taken to social media to display the fantastic condition of their pitch. And WaterfordNow.ie must beg the question – is there a better looking pitch in the county or region?

With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, men and women, girls and boys are giddy with excitement eager to get back out on the field.

And looking at the St Molleran’s GAA club on the Coolnamuck Road in Carrickbeg, its not hard to see why. The fabulous condition of the field, as seen from the pictures, could easily rival any of the pitches seen in professional sports recently.

It is even more amazing the condition of the field considering the lack of rain that has fallen on county Waterford over the last couple of months.

As part of phase three of the Covid-19 lockdown protocols, GAA teams return to contact training from Monday. Every club across the county has been working hard to get their facilities ready for the influx of players, but it is hard to argue there are many, if any, in better nick than this.

St Molleran’s have been working diligently over the past decade or more to make their grounds one of the best around, leveling the pitch, installing drainage and floodlighting, installing pitch fencing, seating and terracing.

Much credit must go to the St Molleran’s committee and John ‘Todler’ Maher getting the pitch to a standard that the intercounty hurlers are regular visitors.

The stunning photos were taking with the use of a drone by David Howell and Waterford landscapes who provided the final touches to the field this week, while Gary Maher is responsible for marking the pitch.

 

Do you think your club’s grounds can match or beat the exceptional standard set by St Molleran’s?  If so send your pictures to our Facebook page, Instagram page or email news@waterfordnow.ie.

We will post your pictures and let our GAA fans decide which is best.

 

 

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