National - Hurling QF's in Cork/Lack of games in Limerick

Replying To hill16no1man:  "The road from cork to limerick is terrible though I never understood why they haven't built a proper motorway as they are two cities yet you have to travel through towns like buttervent where the pot holes are that big they have set up a ufo watch."
See the thing is nobody really wants to go to Cork so the longer it takes to get there the better. I'd build a motorway out of Cork but keep the road in as it is :)

mike03 (Limerick) - Posts:1965 - 20/06/2017 21:14:31   2002806

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Replying To skillet:  "We don't really need the Gaelic grounds in Limerick to be honest. It's a bit of a white elephant..the Mackey stand is horrible.. Needs to be knocked and started again. If there had been any intelligence a joint venture between rugby and the GAA to have one top class stadium in the city with a 25-30,000 capacity would have been the way to go.
I know it would never happen, too much politics from all quarters but from a purely economic point of view it would have been smart..hurling in Thomond pk would have been the business.."
Totally agree and both sports are played at different times of year so there would be no conflict. There was too much politics in the GAA rather than in the IRFU to make this happen. The IRFU will share with other sporting organisations.

The Gaelic Grounds is too big, has it been full twice since it was redeveloped? A smaller ground with 2 covered stands would have made more sense.

county man (Limerick) - Posts:985 - 20/06/2017 23:51:51   2002880

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Totally agree and both sports are played at different times of year so there would be no conflict. There was too much politics in the GAA rather than in the IRFU to make this happen. The IRFU will share with other sporting organisations.
The Gaelic Grounds is too big, has it been full twice since it was redeveloped? A smaller ground with 2 covered stands would have made more sense.
county man (Limerick) - Posts:969 - 20/06/2017 23:51:51
Munster would never have moved from Thomond Park and thomond park isnt big enough to fit a gaa pitch

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts:13080 - 21/06/2017 00:16:19   2002886

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I have to say lads, Gaelic Grounds in Limerick is probably one of the worst grounds I have been in in the country. That main stand is so dilapidated, when they were developing the new stand on the other side they should have made that the main stand because it is a fine development but is always empty.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts:3799 - 21/06/2017 09:19:39   2002933

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Replying To Pinkie:  "I have to say lads, Gaelic Grounds in Limerick is probably one of the worst grounds I have been in in the country. That main stand is so dilapidated, when they were developing the new stand on the other side they should have made that the main stand because it is a fine development but is always empty."
Bit harsh to say it is one of the worst. It did stage an All Ireland semi-final a few years ago and there are less than a handful of stadiums that could do that. It also has lots of seating, very good terracing with no grass banks like some other county grounds, but yeah it far from one of the best and could be improved. The Mackey stand was a botch of a job and very expensive with the clubs in Limerick paying years for it.

county man (Limerick) - Posts:985 - 21/06/2017 21:50:51   2003280

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Was in gaelic grounds last night mackey stand was fine (bar toilets), very clean and in good condition , seats in mackey very comfortable, open stand in fine nick inc toilets good views in open stand, , pitch in really good condition , others will disagree but fail to see how it could be described as delapitated and one of the worst grounds when its bigger than most

we held an all ireland semi final in2014 and last years munster final and 2013 munster final when full and in my view the ground is more than capable of hosting such games again

fantastic performance eoghan mac, darragh fanning, barry nash cian lynch had excellent games,
2 brilliant points each from colin ryan, barry murphy and ronan lynch (both from the sideline)
kyle hayes was outstanding and peter casey and tom morrissy got some great scores

great the stewards let kids out on pitch at half time and full time for puck around great to see players stay on pitch afterwards signing stuff for kids

but a great day for limerick great performance well done all -when you follow limerick you dont often get success so we gotta enjoy these days

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1417 - 23/06/2017 11:33:03   2003925

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i have visited gaelic grounds a few times,that stand is fairly poor now lads,it is not the worst in the country though,that ground in drogheda has that title.an absolute hovel.
well done to your u21s last night,serious looking team.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts:1951 - 23/06/2017 12:44:54   2003958

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Everyone agrees that the Mackey is a poor stand. Just walk around an sit in the open stand, can't remember the last time I sat in the Mackey.
Drogheda is a poor, poor ground, I always stand on the grass bank.

m_the_d (All) - Posts:959 - 23/06/2017 13:28:21   2003992

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I suppose, we all love our own county ground, I have never been to Drogheda, I will some day be in Limerick to try that open side because I thought they might roof it and it'd be a hell of a fine stand. Sadly most times I see it, even on TV, it is empty/half full.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts:3799 - 23/06/2017 14:24:56   2004022

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