The controversial Páirc Uí Chaoimh playing surface was once again the subject of criticism after yesterday's Allianz League double-header.
The pitch, which Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna recently admitted would have to be replaced less than two years after it was laid, cut up badly, leading to much negative comment on social media.
Is there any explanation as to WHY the Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch is so bad? How could they have got it so wrong given the money spent?— Kevin Coleman (@kvn_clmn) February 3, 2019
No idea how much it cost, the pitch is a disaster & several planning conditions are still not complied with. All at a time when Cork GAA could do with a centre of excellence / investment in youth...You couldn't make this stuff up...🙄 https://t.co/Y3hoEOwOzq via @RTENewsNow— Tom Hennessy (@Tommyhen78) February 3, 2019
Possibly €110m spent on Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the pitch is disgraceful. Surely that surface is a danger to players....— Ciaran Kearney (@Ciaran_Kearney) February 3, 2019
Pairc Ui Chaoimh for me today for Cork V Wexford in the Allianz Hurling League . Kildare won the Football 1-10 to 0-10. The pitch sadly is not in good condition. This is the view from my Commentary position! See Highlights tonight on League Sunday @RTEgaa @LeagueSundayRTE pic.twitter.com/S86uYFtucW— Marty Morrissey (@MartyM_RTE) February 3, 2019
Pairc Ui Chaoimh...serious Stadium...savage atmosphere when full...need to sort out the pitch...won’t be too much one handed picks here today in Cork v Wexford! #AllianzLeague #gaa pic.twitter.com/rU2n3BIFyl— Shane McGrath (@Shaneytweet) February 3, 2019
If your local has pitch had 100 sheep on it it still would be in better condition than pairc ui chaoimh #disgraceful— francisfinn (@francisfinn1) February 3, 2019
Cork who have the advantage of a strong breeze have all 15 inside the 50 metre line. Absolute madness!! Also the pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh is in an absolute state. May as well be played on a bitta grass grown out in the middle of the Bog of Allen pic.twitter.com/roM3A1bxsI— Mark Durkan (@Durk4n) February 3, 2019
Lucky someone didn’t break their ankle playing on that pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh today. pic.twitter.com/U8jhduCGZz— Amy Molloy (@AmyMolloy9) February 3, 2019
Pitch cutting up very badly in pairc ui chaoimh and wont be easy playing hurling on it after and another bill trying to rectify the surface again or back to pairc ui rinn again for the league games pic.twitter.com/7DSBxB1eUs— jim duggan (@jimduggan15) February 3, 2019