Terms and Conditions of Use of the Facility

All hirers and users of Astrobay are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Hire and Use as shall be laid down from time to time.

Those wishing to book the facilities must complete the official booking/application form. No activity can commence until official confirmation of the booking is received by the applicant person/group from Astrobay. Those who wish to use the facility on an ongoing basis and who have made an initial booking application do not have to submit ongoing booking applications once they agree to adhere to all terms and conditions set out by Astrobay.

Club bookings for club training sessions by external clubs will only be accepted from persons nominated by the applicant club.

The hirer(s) undertake that they will inspect the facilities prior to the period for which the facilities are reserved for their use, and in the absence of such inspection the hirer(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that the facilities are safe and in good working order.

The hirer(s) will be responsible for all personal injuries, loss, or damage to the facility. The hirer(s) hereby agree to indemnify and keep Astrobay and all those acting on behalf of Astrobay in respect of all such claims.

Pre-booked pitches may not be transferred by the hirer to any other person/group without prior approval from the manager of Astrobay.

The contact person(s) named in the application/booking form will be the person with whom all official communication from the Astrobay manager will take place. If there are any changes in the details of the group organiser/contact person the manager of Astrobay must be informed immediately.

The person(s) named in the application/booking will be the person responsible for the group, including full payment of the facility before playing, behaviour of those attending the booking, and adherence to the terms and conditions of hire and use of the facility.

Deposits: A deposit must accompany all applications for new bookings. Cheques should be made payable to Astrobay. A deposit is the equivalent of one hourly session. *Subject to the managers discretion.

All bookings include the time required to prepare, erect, dismantle and remove equipment.

Cancellations: In the case of short term bookings of 10 weeks or less, a minimum of 48 hours notice of a cancellation must be given to the Manager of Astrobay. Failure to do this, or failure to show on the given hire time for the booking, will result in the group being charged for the hire of the facility.

The facility can be booked as (A) 5 aside Pitch (35m x 25m) or (B) Combined Pitch (50m x 35m)

The maximum number of adult players allowed in each is as follows: Pitch (A) 12 Pitch (B) 24

Bookings for children under 18 years of age must be booked and supervised by a person aged 18 or over.

The hirer(s) must pay Astrobay in full prior to use, unless alternative arrangements have been made.

No items should be taken on to the pitch except those needed to play the activity for which the facility was booked. Drinks, tracksuit tops etc should be left at the side in the interests of user safety.

Footwear must consist of either, astro trainers, runners or moulded football boots. Cogs and bladed boots are strictly prohibited.

Hurls must either have no bands or have bands taped and fully covered. No damaged hurleys will be allowed.

No glass containers or bottles are allowed in or around the astro pitches.

Smoking is not permitted in any area in or around the astro pitches.

Chewing gum is not allowed in any area in or around the pitches.

All jewellery should be removed before playing in the interests of player safety

Alcohol or drugs are not allowed in or around the pitch and no person who is in the opinion of the Management under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be admitted or allowed on or near the facility.

Money/valuables should be left in a safe area and not in an open area on view at any time.

Management accepts no responsibility for items lost/stolen on the premises or grounds, or for any loss, damage, or injury occurring in or in the vicinity of the pitch, or for any injuries to persons participating in any activity in or on its facilities.

Any damage done to facilities, property, or equipment, fair wear and tear excepted, must be made good by the individual, group, club or organisation responsible for the damage

Climbing on the nets, swinging from crossbars and any other behaviour likely to lead to damage to the facility or injury is forbidden and will lead to immediate expulsion from the facility.

All activity must cease by 10.15 pm.

Persons using the facility must be attired according to their intended activity

No activity, which could be misconstrued or give offence to other patrons, or to surrounding neighbours, will be permitted

Special consideration must be given to neighbours living near the facility. No excessive noise, conduct or general nuisance will be tolerated and offending users will be removed.

Supervising personnel must be obeyed at all times during the let. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Terms and Conditions of Hire and Use and have the authority to remove users from the facility. Non acceptance of supervisory personnel’s decisions or any aggression or violence towards supervisory personnel will not be tolerated and may result in the removal of those involved from the premises and the cancellation of all future bookings.

Only players and trainers/coaches are permitted inside the pitch during a booking time. For safety reasons children under the age of 18 are not allowed inside during a booked session unless they are officially part of the booking and of the activity for which the booking was made.

No use will be permitted outside the operational hours of the pitch. Anyone breaching this rule will be removed. Management may involve the Gardai in enforcing this and other rules.

The Management decisions on admission, allocation, use, operation, or closure of the facilities is final.

The Management reserve the right to:

a) Introduce, amend or delete such rules as may be required from time to time due to the needs of the service or due to changing circumstances

b) Levy charges and fees as it considers appropriate for the use of facilities or services, and to alter such charges or fees at their sole discretion

c) Refuse admission or the continued use of the facilities to any person or group who in their opinion are in breach of any management rule, or whose behaviour is such that it interferes with the safe, efficient operation of the facility

d) Close the facilities for maintenance repair, holidays, or for any other reason. Where such closure occurs no claim shall lie against Astrobay its management, staff or personnel in respect of loss or inconvenience suffered.

Astrobay and its management point out that all persons using the facilities do so at their own risk. Users are strongly advised to seek medical advice before undertaking exercise. Users with any known medical condition should consult with their doctor before participating in any form of exercise.