The new Páirc Uí Chaoimh was given the green light at today's Central Council meeting to host both All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals on Sunday, July 23.
The news will go some way towards softening the blow of the stadium missing out on staging the Munster SFC final on July 2 and the Munster SHC final seven days later because the redevelopment works wouldn't be completed in time.
The planned handover date of the stadium from the contractors to Cork county board was scheduled for June 18, but it emerged on Monday that the handover has been pushed back to the middle of July. Thurles has hosted every All-Ireland SHC quarter-final since 2010.
Central Council also announced that the All-Ireland SH Cship QF's will be played in the newly developed Pairc Ui Chaoimh on July 23rd.- Finbarr Mc Carthy (@FiFinnymac) June 17, 2017
All Ireland Hurling Quarter Finals are confirmed by Central Council for Pairc Ui Chaoimh on July 23rd. @OfficialCorkGAA- Cork GAA Chairperson (@CorkGAAChair) June 17, 2017