The Cork City Council has banned the use of spray protection to protect turf at the city’s football ground.
The decision comes after the Cork County Council approved the use last month of the technology, which is designed to prevent water from splashing onto the pitch.
In a statement, Cork City said the technology is designed “to protect the turf from water splash ingress” and “provides protection against rain and fog”.
It said the council’s decision was made “in response to a number of complaints about the spray protection on Cork City’s turf” which “had been brought to the attention of the city council”.
Cork City said it would now review its policies “in light of the council decision”.
The Cork County and Cork City councils said they are working to develop “a strategy for the future of the Cork City football pitch”.
“We have a long way to go but Cork City will continue to work to make our turf the most suitable for all teams,” the council said in a statement.