| 12°C Dublin

Ashbourne pitch perfect

Ashbourne United will open their new pitch on their 15-acre site at Archerstown on Sunday 21st July, when Ashbourne United XI will play Setanta Cup-holders Shamrock Rovers.

Ashbourne United Chairman, Johnny Brady, said: "I've had a connection with Rovers for many years and when I made the call to Jonathon Roche (Rovers Chairman) he was only too happy to help.

"The Rovers team for the day promises to be a strong side, with some players targetting the game as a return from injury".

The new pitch will be used in conjunction with their current pitches in Baltrasna for the 2013/14 season with the club's AUL, NDSL and DWSL teams all to benefit from the extra playing facility.

Club Secretary, Damien Jameson says: "Having a third pitch at our disposal will be invaluable for the next few seasons".

Tickets for the Rovers game are €7 for adults, €3 for children, and can be booked from Gavin at:

086 8294967 or: ashvrovers@gmail.com.