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Pairc Ui Chaoimh And That Twenty Five Million Overspend

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Could have done with spending a few quid on the pitch...

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3634 - 03/02/2019 13:56:25    2161964

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Wexford v Cork will be shown on TG4 later, wait til you all see the state of the place. Another scandal

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1092 - 03/02/2019 14:51:57    2161984

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Omg that pitch is embarrassing , how can it be so bad? Surely the Croke Park pitch people can go
Down and get it right ? That's shocking really is.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 03/02/2019 17:26:14    2162064

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Doesnt look good, must be having the same problem as Wembley when that was first opened, took a few years to get that right, also remember croke park being an ice rink for years before it was improved

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 376 - 03/02/2019 17:52:42    2162084

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Omg that pitch is embarrassing , how can it be so bad? Surely the Croke Park pitch people can go
Down and get it right ? That's shocking really is."
Must have taken ages to paint that silage green

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19593 - 03/02/2019 18:29:14    2162114

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8 months on from its first game, Cork County Board have one figure for PUC redevelopment & Croke park have another, a €25Million difference, 8 months on & they don't even know & can't even agree what the final figure is, it beggars belief & stinks to high heaven. Will the true facts ever come out ? The pitch today was a disgrace, a brand new surface that will cost another six figure sum to re lay & it looked like a scene from the Ploughing Championships. A shambles.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 409 - 03/02/2019 18:30:06    2162116

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Would anyone be against a 4g astro pitch?

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 376 - 03/02/2019 18:41:55    2162122

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Should they harrow it or graze it.... ?

murrax (Wexford) - Posts: 85 - 03/02/2019 18:59:22    2162138

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Replying To murrax:  "Should they harrow it or graze it.... ?"
Looked like they had already started the harrowing, felt sorry for all the players today.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 409 - 03/02/2019 20:08:41    2162202

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Better not play anymore games there, until sod issue is fixed. ...Cork GAA initially thought that they could attract high profile games to a top venue, which is why the stadium was built.
Venue may be better served as a concert venue..Rod Stewart (age 74) playing there on Mat 25th.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 480 - 03/02/2019 21:09:30    2162255

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25 million sure that's nothing. It wouldn't pay for a car park in a children's hospital.

mclovin88 (Galway) - Posts: 15 - 03/02/2019 22:00:44    2162294

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Apart from the pitch itself which is a disgrace, its a fine stadium to watch a game.

As for cork football, its at a low point. Football needs a strong cork and with the resources at their disposal, its mind boggling as to why they have fallen so far.

11jm11 (Kildare) - Posts: 330 - 03/02/2019 22:20:34    2162305

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Omg that pitch is embarrassing , how can it be so bad? Surely the Croke Park pitch people can go
Down and get it right ? That's shocking really is."
One would first want to see the cost associated with Croke Park-they have difficulty keeping it right with a heating system and lights. How may people are employed maintaining that CP pitch cutting it every day!. It is a bit of joke though that a pitch with a coat of grass cannot be constructed, something clubs all over the country can do without huge cost. Maybe we should have given it to the 'experts' building the hospital, or perhaps pull in Ross for a bit of free advice.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2060 - 03/02/2019 22:38:44    2162315

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Replying To Uimhir.a.3.:  "8 months on from its first game, Cork County Board have one figure for PUC redevelopment & Croke park have another, a €25Million difference, 8 months on & they don't even know & can't even agree what the final figure is, it beggars belief & stinks to high heaven. Will the true facts ever come out ? The pitch today was a disgrace, a brand new surface that will cost another six figure sum to re lay & it looked like a scene from the Ploughing Championships. A shambles."
they could probably hold the ploughing match in it this year,itd be a great use for the pitch,bring in some much needed revenue,and get the thing ploughed on the cheap.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3496 - 03/02/2019 22:42:02    2162317

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Replying To mclovin88:  "25 million sure that's nothing. It wouldn't pay for a car park in a children's hospital."
Sad but probably true knowing the government

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 376 - 03/02/2019 23:26:20    2162336

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Replying To perfect10:  "they could probably hold the ploughing match in it this year,itd be a great use for the pitch,bring in some much needed revenue,and get the thing ploughed on the cheap."
No machinery needed just walking on it in parts anyway would do. Best way i could describe it was as if you flattened the dry sand on a beach sprayed it green and played on it. Plus did anyone notice the terraces about a third of way up in both ends there was a line of grime as if there had been water in it for a while then drained? Did I hear somewhere that the pitch is below the level of the river??

someday (Limerick) - Posts: 1074 - 03/02/2019 23:28:10    2162337

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It's awful to watch a game from there on TV too when the terraces behind the goals are empty the flight of the ball gets lost an awful lot

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1092 - 03/02/2019 23:59:49    2162341

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Replying To perfect10:  "they could probably hold the ploughing match in it this year,itd be a great use for the pitch,bring in some much needed revenue,and get the thing ploughed on the cheap."
That actually might be a good idea, and be more entertaining than watching Cork league games in February.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 480 - 04/02/2019 03:20:50    2162351

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Replying To 11jm11:  "Apart from the pitch itself which is a disgrace, its a fine stadium to watch a game.

As for cork football, its at a low point. Football needs a strong cork and with the resources at their disposal, its mind boggling as to why they have fallen so far."
Looks like will Cork will fall a bit more. Prior to 2007 they hit Division 3, and it looks like that is where we are heading again.
Nobody really cares, because interest in football is rock bottom.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 480 - 04/02/2019 03:26:00    2162352

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I really can't think of a worse county ground anywhere in the GAA world. In fact I would say that probably every GAA club ground in Cork has a better pitch....

This is embarrassing , there are clubmen/grounds men all over Cork thinking my ground is better than that....

There is something fundamentally wrong....... for a starter they used the wrong sand, not once but twice, this ground needs to be left alone for a year with no games played on it...

We all need to see a fine stadium in Ireland's third city, and I hope that happens, but this white elephant just limps on!!!!!!!

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1547 - 04/02/2019 13:01:52    2162477

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