Category: Gaelic


Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland – Ball Stops

Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd recently completed work at Kevin Lynch’s hurling club. Kevin Lynch’s hurling club are a hurling club based in Dungiven, County Derry providing teams from u6 to senior. They are a busy club who require their pitch to be in the best of condition at all time. They got in touch with us here at Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd and we were able to be onsite within a couple of hours.

We carried out a site inspection and together with the club chairperson we came to the agreement the a new net was needed. 

Specialist Fencing Contracts Ltd recently completed work at Kevin Lynch's hurling club. Kevin Lynch's hurling club are a hurling club based in Dungiven

The ball stop net was supplied and fitted by ourselves over 12 years ago, the club was delighted that it had lasted so long.

Kevin Lynch’s hurling club are annual customers, which is one of the reasons the net lasted so long. We offer support and advice on how to make our products perform to their fullest. 

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland – Ball Stops

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland - Ball Stops

Kevin Lynch Hurling Club Ireland - Ball Stops

The new ball stops were installed by Specialist Fencing Contracts quickly and efficiently. That meant that the club experienced a minimum of disruption and were able to keep their busy schedule. Practices and matches can now go ahead as usual in the knowledge that their pitch is up to date and well equipped.

At Specialist Fencing Contracts we pride ourselves on doing our very best to give our clients exactly what they need, even within tight time restraints. We understand that sports pitches, club and teams are very busy organisations and that our access to pitches can be difficult to plan ahead, so we want to make the whole process as easy as possible for all involved.

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. We work in Belfast and throughout Ireland.


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 .


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

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)
Internal goal: 6500 x 2500mm
Posts height above ground: 11m
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,


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.


Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd – Ireland

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd are a Northern Ireland business who supply and install specialist sports equipment throughout Ireland. Based in Bellaghy, Co. Derry Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd are a family run business who offer a wide range of products covering all kinds of sports and leisure activities.

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd - Ireland

Our team have been providing specialist sports equipment, delivering it and installing at sports clubs, councils and schools for over 20 years. We always carry out a professional, high quality job to ensure that our customers are satisfied.

Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd – Ireland

The products which we offer cater for all kinds of sports including Soccer, Gaelic, Rugby, and Hockey. Equipment can range from goal posts, ball stops, team shelters and all kinds of accessories such as 3G Shoe Cleaners, Net Lifting System and Football Tunnels.

We also design and manufacture sports fencing and many related products click here to visit our Specialist Fencing Contracts website.

To find out more about the products which we offer please click here and if you don’t see want you are looking for just give Specialist Sports Equipment Ltd a call as we cater for many other sports and activities throughout Ireland.