A new state of the art hockey pitch will be laid at the Irish National Sports Campus in Dublin.
The pitch will be replaced with a new Polytan Polygras Toyko GT surface. This is the same surface that will be used at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 World Cup.
The new synthetic surface will be constructed and maintained by Sport Ireland, which is the Irish Government body that oversees the funding and development of high-performance sport.
Chief Executive of Hockey Ireland, Jerome Pels, said:
“This is a crucial development in our ability to support the high-performance teams.The Tokyo specification hockey pitch at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus is an important part of our high-performance plan.”
The new facility is expected to be ready for use by April 2019 and will cost £540,000.