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21
Aug

Repair to storm damaged nets at St Marys Banagher GAC

St Marys Banagher GAC unfortunately suffered some storm damage earlier this year. The storms damaged their ball stop nets and Specialist Fencing Contracts were asked to quote a price for repair work. We were awarded the job and started the repair job. Here are some pictures showing the extent of the damage.

Repair to storm damaged nets at St Marys Banagher GAC

Repair to storm damaged nets at St Marys Banagher GAC

As you can see the damage was quite bad and the pitch wasn’t safe to play on. Our team from Specialist Fencing Ltd headed down to take care of the problems. We worked hard to repair the damage and restore the pitch to its former glory.

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After we had finished the repairs St Marys’ asked us to carry out further maintenance on their other Ball Stops. They needed new nets and wires throughout and we were happy to carry out the extra work.

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At Specialist Fencing Ltd we work hard to provide an excellent and professional service. We will supply and fits ball stops and the sports equipment you require and we are also happy to come and make repairs keeping your multi-use pitch in excellent working condition.

If you have a project which you would like to talk to us about please get in touch, even if you have a tight timeline, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about Ball Stop Net Supply and Fit or any of our other services.

21
Jul

Hydebank Pitches – Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council got in touch with us here at Specialist Fencing Contracts about the design and fit of a Baseball roof net for a baseball diamond. We tendered for the job and were delighted to be chosen for this unique task. There aren’t many baseball diamonds in Ireland and we are very excited to have been involved in this project!

Hydebank Pitches – Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

The Baseball Roof net was needed at Hydebank Pitches and they needed the netting to be 3m high- 4m high.

When we started to work onsite we were also asked to supply and fit a backstop fencing system which we were delighted to do. We also adapted to changes which the council wanted to make in the middle of the project. We extended the front post and backstop fencing to make it higher. It ended up being 6m high!

This is just another example of how we at Specialist Fencing Contracts work hard and always endeavour to give the client exactly what they need.

The council then asked as us to install a handrail for spectator at the back of the diamond.

Hydebank Pitches - Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

This is the first Baseball Diamond in Northern Ireland. Specialist Fencing Contracts are delighted to have been a part of this project with Lisburn and Castlereagh Council. Call Specialist Fencing Contracts on 028 7938 6609  for more information about any of our services.

27
May

Gaelic portable goals fitted at Primary School

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd are delighted to have fitted a set of portable Gaelic portable goals for a Primary School. St John Bosco Primary School is located in Portglenone in Northern Ireland and the principle invited us to kit them out with some sports equipment that they needed.

The Gaelic portable nets fitted at the primary school have been set up so that they can be used in the school playground and removed when not in use.

We also were able to supply and fit a set of Basketball nets in the same area. This allows the school to get the most out of their playground area. The basketball nets and posts were fixed in place rather than being portable.

Here are some photographs from the project:

St John Bosco Primary School

At Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd we love making sports accessible for children. It is great to see lots of kids getting the opportunity learn different sports at school and learning how to play as a team. St. John Bosco Primary School also maximised their playground area which is now kitted out for basketball and can be quickly converted for Gaelic when the team want to practice.

To see our extensive range of sports equipment, including football nets, team shelters and more, which we can supply and fit click here. To enquire about any Gaelic equipment for your Gaelic grounds, or school in Ireland feel free to contact Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com .

22
Apr

Team Shelters at Aughnacloy Primary School

Recently Specialist Sports Equipment to supply Team Shelters at Aughnacloy Primary School.

The school got in touch with us and we were delighted to give them information and a price for the full job – Supply and fitting two team shelters to their 3G pitch.

Team Shelters at Aughnacloy Primary School

And here are the finished products which included the concrete base for the team shelters and two foot brushes which you can see in the pictures below. 

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We at Specialist Sports Equipments are pleased to have worked for Aughnacloy Primary School.

Get in touch us here at Specialist Sports Equipment by emailing Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com if you have any sporting needs or questions about how we can help you.

This project goes to show that at Specialist sports Equipment we are prepared to take on complete projects which include everything from goals, to fencing and we are also happy to carry out smaller jobs like this one for Aughnacloy Primary School where we were able to install two team shelters.

22
Mar

Specialist Sports Equipment – Coleraine University of Ulster Pitches

Specialist Sports Equipment were delighted when Coleraine University awarded us the contract to supply and fit two new free standing ball stops on their existing 3G pitch. We supplied the nets, and have just finished fitting them.

The Pitches are used by the University of Ulster and we were met with some obstacles onsite which we had to work around.

Specialist Sports Equipment - Coleraine University of Ulster Pitches

This photograph shows the electric cable which we came across. This electric cable wasn’t on any of our drawings and we had to amend our design to work around it in order to give the client what they needed. 

We had to fit post in the stay base to give clearance in the recess for the goal. The free ball stop system is Specialist Fencing Contracts own design.

Specialist Sports Equipment - Coleraine University of Ulster Pitches

We had 4 week from start to finish to complete this contract and despite our setbacks and bad weather but we came in on time meaning our client was happy and we were able to move on to our next job without delay. 

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We also where ask when on site to supply and fit a new access gate which is pictured below. 

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We supplied and fitted concrete base and grid box and brush for clean of shoes.

This project shows a range of skills and services which we here at Specialist Sports Equipment offer. We can provide what you need and are flexible with our plans meaning that when something unexpected arises we can do our best to provide the best solution without costing our client  more time or money.

If you would like to talk to us about our products and services please get in touch with us here at Specialist Sports Equipment by emailing Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com.

04
Mar

Specialist Sports Equipment – Rugby

Specialist Sports Equipment supply Rugby Posts, and accessories for Rugby pitches. The family run business work throughout Ireland and they have all you need to fully furnish your pitch ready for action.

Specialist Sports Equipment - Rugby

Rugby Goals

Rugby football goals are available in steel and aluminium. They can be installed as fixed goals or with hinged base. The Hinged Base allows the goals need to be remove after games.

Rugby Goals come in 3 different sizes 8m, 11m and 14.5m high. 

We supply Steel Goals – <Steel, Ø 102mm, white plastic-coated (RAL 9010). Posts come in 2 section: connected by sliding the top part inside the bottom part.
Removable crossbar attached by 4no bolts.

Aluminium Goals are also available which are made of white (Ral-9010) Plastic coated aluminium tube 102mm and 96mm

Post in 3 section: connected by sliding the top part inside the bottom part.

Removable crossbar to be inserted into the screw-on steel runners.

Accessories

Rugby Protection 01Foam Post protectors
2m high PVC cover Velcro attachment.

Come in the following thickness,
200 x 200mm
300x 300mm
400 x 400mm

If you have any questions, queries of specific needs please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com. Specialist Sports Equipment can supply all you need for your Rugby pitch.

09
Feb

Hockey goals and accessories from Specialist Sports Equipment

Specialist Sports Equipment supply and fit Hockey goals and accessories. We are a business in Northern Ireland based in Bellaghy, Co. Derry Specialist and  we offer a wide range of products covering all kinds of sports and leisure activities.

Hockey goals and accessories

Hockey goals and accessories from Specialist Sports Equipment

Field Goals
– White plastic-coated aluminium profile 75 x 50 mm
– Dimension: 3.66 x 2.14 m
– Rear side arches
– White sendzimir steel tube
– Dimension: Ø 32 mm
– Board around the bottom of the goal
– CTBX-grade plywood
– Height: 400 mm
– Thickness: 20 mm
– Net attachment using nylon hooks clipped into the rear channel of the profile.
– Delivered with anchor systems

Accessories:
– Set of 4 extra anchors
– Set of 4 wheels for field hockey goals
– Polypropylene net, 45 mm mesh, Ø 4 mm

Street Hockey
Goals 1.27m x 1.07m
Goals are made of white plastic coated galvanised steel tube 60mm
 moulded aluminium connectors in the corners of the goals
. The upper part of the goal is made of white plastic-coated galvanised steel tube 25mm. 
Nets: Nylon attached with hooks.

Get in touch us here at Specialist Sports Equipment by emailing Dominic at office@specialistsportsequipment.com if you have any sporting needs or questions about how we can help you with hockey goals and accessories.

12
Dec

Specialist Sports Equipment – Gaelic Football

Specialist Sports Equipment can provide Gaelic Football goals, accessories and team shelters on you grounds. Whether you are building something new or refurbishing an existing pitch Specialist Sports Equipment are sure to have what you need. Here is what we have to offer:

Specialist Sports Equipment - Gaelic Football

Goals.
Gaelic football goals are available in steel and aluminium.
Specialist Sports equipment can install them as fixed goals or with hinged bases where the goals need to be removed after games.
They are available in 2 sizes –
11m high for Club standard,
13m high for Inter County standard,
General Specifications:
Gaelic football goals (pair)
Steel, Ø 102mm, white plastic-coated (RAL 9010)
Lugs “Net support” Ø32mm steel green (RAL 6005)
Dimensions:
Internal goal: 6500 x 2500mm
Posts height above ground: 11m
Assembly:
Posts supplied in 2 parts
Joint by sliding the upper part on the lower part by sleeving.
Removable crossbar to fit into the steel sliders fixed by screws.
Sealing : sleeve depth 800mm
Net mesh 120mm for football or 50mm for hurling , braided 3mm black (please consult us)

Ball stops

Ball Stops
Why install Ball Stop Nets at your sports ground?
Ball Stop nets can help with hassle of looking for lost balls during a game or after training.
They cut the cost of having to replace lost balls.
A great safety feature keeping balls within the grounds and not straying onto neighbouring property.
Also very useful where grounds are roadside and there’s a potential for stray balls to hit traffic
Ball Stop nets are made to the bespoke sizes the client needs.
Specialist Sports Equipment design and install each ball stop for each site, taking into account the club’s requirements, as no two sites are the same.
Ball stop range from –
4m high – 16m high
10m wide to as wide as the client needs.
Netting –
Ranges from 18 mm square – 150mm square.

Net Lifting System.
A net lifting system from Specialist Sports Equipment will allow your pitch to be easier maintained. They are quick and easy to fit. You can have your nets lifted in seconds when cutting the pitch, avoiding the hassle of cutting around the nets or worse still getting the lawnmower tangled in them.
They are made from 32mm steel galvanised tube and are adjustable to the depth of goal nets.

Team Shelters
Team shelters obviously provide much needed protection from adverse weather and give everyone on the side-lines more comfort.
Team shelters range in height from 1.6m -2m high & are available from 1-6m wide 
The frame is made from aluminium profile – plastic coated in white (other colours available on request)
3 options of rear protection:
Polycarbonate honeycomb 6mm (standard)
White Plastic coated ALU/PE/ALU sandwich plate 2mm
Transparent Polycarbonate 4mm
Other colours available on request
2 option of side protection:
Transparent PETG Veralite 2mm (standard)
White Plastic coated ALU/PE/ALU sandwich plate 2mm
Also Club or School logo sticker on sides on request.
2 option of seating:
Reinforced aluminium bench (standard) with PVC moulded seats
Anchor supplied
Wheels available

VIP TEAM Shelters

Characteristics that make this shelter a very high-end product:
Seats are arranged in 2 staggered rows to facilitate the vision (according to FFF regulation).
14 lengths are available: from 1 to 7.5 m
Up to 23 seats
Innovative design:
Structure made of grey plastic-coated aluminium profile (standard)
– Total height: 2100 mm.
– Total depth: 2175 mm.
You can customize the VIP shelters with your own colours:
White plastic-coated 2 or 3 mm aluminium rear panel, 14 colours to choose
Translucent coloured or fluo Plexiglas® side panel, 14 colours to choose
Possibility to install bucket seats “Sparaco” or any other brand on request
3 types of seat (see below):
“Elegance®” seat: blue plastic shell – ‘’Dynamic®” seat: blue plastic shell, up seat or
Bucket seat: shelter equipped with supports for bucket seat installation, available in leather or fabric.

Stitched Panorama

Stitched Panorama

To enquire about any Gaelic equipment for your Gaelic grounds in Ireland contact Dominic, office@specialistsportsequipment.com

07
Dec

New Goals at Peoples Park Portadown

The Peoples Park in Portadown has asked Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd to install new goals in their grounds. Fox Contracts came to us to carry out work in the public park which has recently been refurbished.

New Goals at Peoples Park Portadown

New Goals at Peoples Park Portadown

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd were delighted to install different types of goals and some work on the pitches.

We were able to

  • fit two sets of Steel Senior Soccer goals
  • fit one set of Aluminium Senior Gaelic Goals
  • mark out all three pitches, including ground pins and painting of lines

We were happy to supply everything and carry out all of the installation of the goals including bases and nets. To find out more about the refurbishment of the Peoples Park in Portadown please click here. If you would like to find out more about the services we can offer or about installing goals for your sports pitch please get in touch with us here at Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd.

30
Nov

Specialist Sports Equipment – Football Goals and Accessories

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd provide Football goals and accessories throughout Ireland. If you are planning a football pitch or refurbishing sports grounds or updating your indoor sports equipment then Specialist Sports Equipment will be able to help you. Here are the details of what we have to offer:
Specialist Sports Equipment - Football Goals and Accessories

Goals
We have a wide range of goals to offer all types of football pitches.
11/7 a-side fixed goals include –
Millennium Star (Integrated net System)
Maracana Star (Integrated net System)
Maracana
Available in Aluminium or steel.
 Post sizes 102mm, can come with fixation without nets hooks or with net hooks (see Millennium star for the image for this)
 Moulded aluminium Corner connectors.
 Goals supplied with installation sleeves and caps.

San Siro Goals

Portable Goals –
Maracana Portable
River plate
Available in 7 or 11-a-side. 
102mm aluminium Plastic coated white, Lugs and braces Galvanised steel Plastic coated green.
With 2 options of wheels.
 Supplied with ground attachments.
Butt goals –
Galvanised steel 80mm 
Moulded aluminium corners connector Net fixings nylon hooks to face 
arches 32mm galvanised steel
4 size option
3m wide x 2m high
4m x 2m
5m x 2m 
6m x 2m
Folding Goals
7-a-side 6m x 2.1m high
Available in steel or aluminium –
Camp Nou 2
San Siro
Anfield
Folding goals are designed for when space is at a premium. Ideal for synthetic turf pitches – when the goals are not in use they fold back in line with the fence.
Post sizes 102mm Aluminium or 80 steel, Plastic Coat white. 
Rear Cage made up of galvanised steel 80 x 40mm box section plastic coat.
Can be adjustable from depths of 2.1m – 3.6m 
300mm galvanised steel roller.

And we also offer a huge range of accessories:

3G Shoes Cleaner
3G Pitch Shoe Cleaners
These are a must have for any Club, School or University with 3G pitches to ensure clean shoes before and after use. A shoe brush is 320 x 165mm and can be fitted side by side or single.
Football Tunnels 
Our extendible tunnels enable the players to go from the dressing rooms to the stadium or sports arenas under cover. They are specifically designed so that they can be opened and closed easily and quickly, reducing in size to a few centimetres and therefore don’t become an obstruction for the spectators.
The tunnels are made of anodised aluminium section 40x 35mm, 3-groove profile
 Caster system 125mm ø
Polyester coated PVC Canvas, Gloss finish on both sides 630g/m2 
Fire proof with M2 fire classification
Standard Colour is White
Size available: 2.3m – 2.7m high
Choice of widths 2m, 2.4m, 2.8m or 3m
Lengths: 3m – 10m

Rear Masts
A set of rear masts are a must have accessory for goals with box type nets fitted as they keep the net tight and tidy. They are supplied in sets of 2 per goal or 3 per goal.
 Steel galvanised 80mm ø tube or 50mm ø tube plastic coated green.
Net Lifting System 
These will help you to maintain your pitch more easily as you can have your nets lifted in seconds when cutting the grass, etc. Quick and easy to fit and a lot less hassle when you’re working around the nets area.
Made from 32mm steel galvanised tube, adjustable to the depth of goal nets,
11-a-side goals – 2m – 2.7m
7-a-side goals – 1.3m – 1.8m

Removable Ground Anchors (Pigtails anchor system)
A great safety accessory for portable goals.
Available for 32mm tube or 102mm tube.

Ball Stops
Reduce the time looking for lost balls both during games or after training. Cut down on the cost of having to replace lost balls. Keep your neighbours happy as ball stops will stop balls straying onto their property.
Ball Stop nets by Specialist Sports Equipment are made to suit the client needs.
We design each ball stop for each site, as no two sites are the same.
Ball stop range from – 4m high – 16m high and 10m wide to whatever width the client needs.

Netting –
Ranges From 18 mm square – 150mm square

We also supply a range of team shelters. 

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Team shelters range in height from 1.6m -2m high & are available from 1-6m wide
The frame is made from aluminium profile plastic coated white, (other colours available on request)

3 options of rear protection –
Polycarbonate honeycomb 6mm (standard)
White Plastic coated ALU/PE/ALU sandwich plate 2mm
Transparent Polycarbonate 4mm but other colours available on request.

2 options of side protection –
Transparent PETG Veralite 2mm (standard)
White plastic coated ALU/PE/ALU sandwich plate 2mm & also Club or school logo sticker can be used on sides on request.

2 option of seating – 

Reinforced aluminium bench (standard)
PVC moulded seats

Anchor supplied

Wheels available

Shelter 2

VIP TEAM Shelters

Characteristics that make this shelter a very high-end product:

Seats are arranged in 2 staggered rows to facilitate the vision (according to FFF regulation).

14 lengths are available: from 1 to 7.5 m

Up to 23 seats

Innovative design:

– Structure made of grey plastic-coated aluminium profile (standard)

– Total height: 2100 mm.

– Total depth: 2175 mm.

Customize the shelters with your own colours:

– White plastic-coated 2 or 3 mm aluminium rear panel, 14 colours to choose

– Translucent coloured or fluo Plexiglas® side panel, 14 colours to choose

– Possibility to install bucket seats “Sparaco” or any other brand on request

3 types of seat (see below):

“Elegance®” seat: blue plastic shell

‘’Dynamic®” seat: blue plastic shell, up seat

Bucket seat: Shelter equipped with supports for bucket seat installation, available in leather or fabric.

If you haven’t spotted what you are looking for above then please feel free to get in touch wit us and we can discuss you football needs in Northern Ireland. Just call Specialist Sports Equipment on 028 7938 6609.