Welcome to our Sports Turf Division

“Ireland has a worldwide reputation for quality sports surfaces. From internationally renowned racecourses, golf courses to GAA and soccer pitches, through to public sports facilities to state-of-the-art artificial surfaces, Irish expertise has been sought the world over. O’Brien’s are proud to be part of this rich history and have been involved in the construction and maintenance of some of Ireland’s finest sports facilities”.

Ciaran O’Brien Sports and Drainage Manager  

Golf Courses

There are few landscapes as challenging to construct and maintain as a golf course. The expertise required to achieve international standards is something gained over decades and that’s just what our team has done. We’ve been involved at all levels of construction, remediation and maintenance for over 50 years. Recently we completed the remediation works to Donabate and Woodbrook Golf Courses and the construction of Kilcock Golf Course, the reconstruction of tee boxes at Clontarf Golf Course, the construction of Corrstown Golf Course and Forrest Little Golf Course.

Soccer, Rugby and GAA

Hard wearing, resilient and playable soccer surfaces are achieved by attention to detail and site preparation. As Ireland’s leading ground works and drainage experts we have been invited to lend our expertise to many of Ireland’s top soccer facilities. While much of our work is carried out for local councils, including Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Cork City County Council we have also help to deliver several world class professional pitches. Most recently the completion of Thomond Park (Loksand system) in Limerick.

Synthetic Surfaces

The demand for artificial playing surfaces has risen dramatically over the last decade and O’Briens have been at the forefront of best practice. In addition to installation specialists we are also distributors for many of the world’s leading suppliers of artificial surface products and technologies. We recently completed the construction of pitches for Clontarf Rugby Club, Coolmine Sports Centre, and Enniskerry Soccer Club (groundworks).

We also offer a full domestic service and our teams find themselves increasingly employed in this area. Our range of synthetic surfaces and products are ideal for commercial, sports and domestic applications. Contact our domestic team today and we’ll take care of everything.

Other Surfaces

We don’t just construct standard sports surfaces.

Recently our expertise has been called upon to address drainage issues on Navan Racecourse and for the construction of Ashbourne Baseball Club’s new playing grounds

Grass Reinforcement Systems

Grass reinforcement has become increasingly important over the last two decades. The negative visual and environmental impacts of urbanisation has required the industry to look to mediating technologies including SUDS and grass reinforcement systems.

O’Briens offers a number of reinforcement solutions, most notably the Ritter system, which are suitable for a diverse range of applications from slopes, embankments, paths and carparks.

Drainage and Remediation

Through our work over the last 50 years we have built an indepth knowledge of drainage in sports, rural and urban contexts. Our knowledge is met only by our technical skills and range of state of the art machinery. If you have a drainage issue, we can fix it.

Most recently we have completed extensive drainage works for pitches belonging for Dublin City Council, Sutton Rugby Club and significantly, Ashford Castle Golf Club.