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Reports say Louth GAA has to raise 4 million. At the moment they cannot raise 4 thousand.

The clubs are paying off Darver. Only for that the CB would be broke.

God love them if they think this will happen. There is clubs out there raising more than the CB

Northlouth (Louth) - Posts: 93 - 27/08/2019 10:09:53    2229689

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Replying To Northlouth:  "Reports say Louth GAA has to raise 4 million. At the moment they cannot raise 4 thousand.

The clubs are paying off Darver. Only for that the CB would be broke.

God love them if they think this will happen. There is clubs out there raising more than the CB"
It will never happen clubs are leading the way in looking after there own facilities and rightly so have a look around the county at some of the club facilities it would do your heart good to see all the facilities improving year on year co board have no chance of raising this money half a million tax still owed on darver that the clubs are paying, white elephant

N08CUTN (Mayo) - Posts: 134 - 02/09/2019 09:50:01    2231725

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Replying To N08CUTN:  "It will never happen clubs are leading the way in looking after there own facilities and rightly so have a look around the county at some of the club facilities it would do your heart good to see all the facilities improving year on year co board have no chance of raising this money half a million tax still owed on darver that the clubs are paying, white elephant"
Certainly agree there. Club facilities are top class

Northlouth (Louth) - Posts: 93 - 02/09/2019 17:01:25    2231978

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All seems to be very stagnant regarding this venture, planning application delayed as more information is needed for Louth Co Council but that is to be expected on any new build, I hear the house raffle launch is going to be on the 8th November huge fundraising task ahead also rumour has it the clubs wont be taxed regarding this venture but will be expected to sell in the region of 400 tickets per club ( not a tax ) projected income of €1,600,000 from this leaving a €2,400,000 sum still to be raised by county board ambitious for a 14,000 stadium that realistically is not required . South Louth clubs will find it very difficult to sell tickets for a stadium to be built in Dundalk that's a reality and recently Kevins , Feckins have had house draws and car draws are becoming the norm now for any club looking to raise money so fundraising for clubs is becoming exhausted so trying to sell for the County wont be easy. We have a state of the art training facility in Darver so county teams are been prepared properly , would it be ridiculous to say we are better off with what we have now than taking on any kind of debt , I know its not ideal to be playing home cship matches in neutral grounds but its time to take a stand on this remember Newbridge or no where for Kildare v Mayo and the game was played in Newbridge if we only get the go ahead for 4,000 max in gaelic grounds then run with that I'm going all me life and outside of Drogheda 91 Croke Park 2010 we would struggle to get 1,500 at a game. Don't let geography or egos get in the way.

N08CUTN (Mayo) - Posts: 134 - 01/11/2019 14:08:29    2246995

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Replying To N08CUTN:  "All seems to be very stagnant regarding this venture, planning application delayed as more information is needed for Louth Co Council but that is to be expected on any new build, I hear the house raffle launch is going to be on the 8th November huge fundraising task ahead also rumour has it the clubs wont be taxed regarding this venture but will be expected to sell in the region of 400 tickets per club ( not a tax ) projected income of €1,600,000 from this leaving a €2,400,000 sum still to be raised by county board ambitious for a 14,000 stadium that realistically is not required . South Louth clubs will find it very difficult to sell tickets for a stadium to be built in Dundalk that's a reality and recently Kevins , Feckins have had house draws and car draws are becoming the norm now for any club looking to raise money so fundraising for clubs is becoming exhausted so trying to sell for the County wont be easy. We have a state of the art training facility in Darver so county teams are been prepared properly , would it be ridiculous to say we are better off with what we have now than taking on any kind of debt , I know its not ideal to be playing home cship matches in neutral grounds but its time to take a stand on this remember Newbridge or no where for Kildare v Mayo and the game was played in Newbridge if we only get the go ahead for 4,000 max in gaelic grounds then run with that I'm going all me life and outside of Drogheda 91 Croke Park 2010 we would struggle to get 1,500 at a game. Don't let geography or egos get in the way."
Also government grants approvals have been pushed back again and we need these grants to open up the site and start filling it to bring it above the flood plain!

Drogexile (Louth) - Posts: 63 - 01/11/2019 16:08:00    2247016

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Replying To N08CUTN:  "All seems to be very stagnant regarding this venture, planning application delayed as more information is needed for Louth Co Council but that is to be expected on any new build, I hear the house raffle launch is going to be on the 8th November huge fundraising task ahead also rumour has it the clubs wont be taxed regarding this venture but will be expected to sell in the region of 400 tickets per club ( not a tax ) projected income of €1,600,000 from this leaving a €2,400,000 sum still to be raised by county board ambitious for a 14,000 stadium that realistically is not required . South Louth clubs will find it very difficult to sell tickets for a stadium to be built in Dundalk that's a reality and recently Kevins , Feckins have had house draws and car draws are becoming the norm now for any club looking to raise money so fundraising for clubs is becoming exhausted so trying to sell for the County wont be easy. We have a state of the art training facility in Darver so county teams are been prepared properly , would it be ridiculous to say we are better off with what we have now than taking on any kind of debt , I know its not ideal to be playing home cship matches in neutral grounds but its time to take a stand on this remember Newbridge or no where for Kildare v Mayo and the game was played in Newbridge if we only get the go ahead for 4,000 max in gaelic grounds then run with that I'm going all me life and outside of Drogheda 91 Croke Park 2010 we would struggle to get 1,500 at a game. Don't let geography or egos get in the way."
Ah here, are you serious.have a bit of ambition, or a bit of drive. Louth are one of the only teams in the country without a county ground, massive progress has finally been made, and now you say pull the plug at least we have Darver?
Is it too ambitious 14000 , yes and no. That's only CAPACITY...nobody expects it to be that high with Louth...but no point building something with 6000 capacity. And remember it's only 4000 or so seated I think, so don't get bogged down on the maximum capacity.
And maybe with a ground of this quality and size we could hold some intercounty fixtures that need to be played at a neutral ground.
If we keep setting the bar low then inevitably we will stay low

PointRoad (Louth) - Posts: 98 - 01/11/2019 19:32:32    2247053

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Replying To PointRoad:  "Ah here, are you serious.have a bit of ambition, or a bit of drive. Louth are one of the only teams in the country without a county ground, massive progress has finally been made, and now you say pull the plug at least we have Darver?
Is it too ambitious 14000 , yes and no. That's only CAPACITY...nobody expects it to be that high with Louth...but no point building something with 6000 capacity. And remember it's only 4000 or so seated I think, so don't get bogged down on the maximum capacity.
And maybe with a ground of this quality and size we could hold some intercounty fixtures that need to be played at a neutral ground.
If we keep setting the bar low then inevitably we will stay low"
We have Darver as a training Facility for county teams don't be confused never in a million years did I suggest darver as an alternative. I would love a county ground I'm not against it but I do see the downside for the clubs like it or not its the clubs that will get levied for this is the end . I've followed county teams all me life regardless of what division or age group we were in B cship , Tommy Murphy cups etc etc ive been given out about our lack of a terrace in Drogheda all my life but I know the hard work been done in my own club to raise funds to keep us going and moving forward and I have experienced the rath of the county board when your struggling to meet your Darver payments its an expensive solution to a problem that doesn't exist and the clubs will suffer.

N08CUTN (Mayo) - Posts: 134 - 03/11/2019 07:15:26    2247331

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