The Irish weather makes pitch maintenance difficult in Ireland, but acts of people rather than acts of god have made groundsmen and the councils attempts to keep pitches playable all that harder in recent weeks.
Three clubs across Dublin have suffered due to ‘anti social’ behavior over the past two weeks or so.
Halloween is always going to be a nervous time for clubs with regards to their playing surfaces espically those clubs without private grounds.
Kilnamangh and St Pauls Artane both suffered around that period with pitches all but ruined by bonfires and even a burnt our car.
With both clubs highlighting ‘100s of hours of hard work’ mostly carried out by volunteers was undone in one evening.
While St Lucan suffered at the hands of an over eager driver over the weekend.
Thankfully for the clubs involved they have the backing of their community and can count on club members to help out in a bid to ensure players of all ages and levels can continue to play week in week out.