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Playing Pitches and Facilities

Playing Pitches

South Dublin County Council currently has 166 playing pitches for various sporting clubs such as Gaelic Football, Camogie, Hurling, Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Rounders, Softball and Athletics etc serving over 1000 teams. Some 19,000 use these pitches on a weekly basis.

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Pitch Allocation

The Allocation of playing pitches/Sport Facilities is granted on a year-to-year basis, subject to Clubs undertaking to abide by the various Acts, Bye-Laws, etc. governing the use of County Council Parks and Open Spaces. South Dublin County Council Bye-Laws for the control and regulation of the use of Parks and Open Spaces and recreational playing grounds came into effect on 1st August 2011.  A copy of the Bye-Laws can be found in related files at the end of this page.

In determining the merits of a Club’s application for pitch/Sport Facilities allocation, South Dublin County Council will give consideration to the Club’s ability to provide from its own resources and its contribution to the sustainable development of the Community and its social wellbeing.

Clubs allocated pitches are required to abide by all conditions as set out in the South Dublin County Council - Allocation of Pitch / Sporting Facilities – Policy and Conditions

Application for use of Pitch

If your club would like to apply for the use of one of our pitches, please send an email request to and an invitation to register on our new online Pitch Allocation and Booking System will be issued to you.  When you receive your invitation to register you can then proceed and submit your application.

Please note that paper applications will no longer be accepted, all applications and payments must be made via the online system.

Allocation Process video

How To Use video