SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh – GAA Pitch of the Year

In the midst of another busy week on the pitch here in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, it was fitting that word has come through that our pitch has been awarded ‘Pitch of the Year’ from the GAA National Pitch Workgroup.
 A robust system of assessments was completed during recent visits to the six finalists, based on three broad criteria:
(a) Pitch quality assessment during the technical visit in October 2022
(b) Environmental conditions and usage
(c) Resources and management assessment.
A wide range of factors influence the quality of pitches, including the initial construction, the drainage system, the quality of the maintenance programme and the level of pitch use.  Accordingly, a scoring system was used, based on over thirty different factors influencing each pitch and this was combined with a weighting factor related to the importance of each factor to avoid bias in the scoring of any one factor.

Particular thanks must go to all the team here at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, in particular, John Murphy of Goldcrop, Stephen Forest and the team at Turftech, our new Groundsman Colm Daly and of course, all our staff and stewards.
Lest the aforementioned were due any break, the historic Munster Rugby game here tomorrow night, followed closely by the Munster Senior Club Football semi-final on Saturday (Live on RTE) and two County Football Finals on Sunday will, once more, show the value of having a world class pitch at our disposal.