Cork to play remaining home league games at Páirc Uí Rinn

February 13, 2019

A general view of the action during the Allianz HL clash between Cork and Dublin at Pairc Ui Rinn.
©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Cork GAA has confirmed that their remaining home games in the 2019 National League will be played at Páirc Uí Rinn.

It comes after the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch cut up badly during a recent league double-header. Now less than two years after it was laid, a decision on whether to replace the pitch will be made in the near future.

Meanwhile, a report "to clarify the current estimated full cost" of the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh was presented to the stadium board this afternoon and returned a figure of €95.8m.

Statement issued on behalf of Coiste Contae Chorcaí & The Board of Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The Board of Páirc Uí Chaoimh asked two members, Michael O'Flynn and Tom Gray, to examine how figures presented in the audited accounts of Cork Co Board for the year ended October 31 2018 and those attributed to Peter Mc Kenna in the Examiner interview on December 14 2018, were arrived at and to clarify the current estimated full cost of the stadium redevelopment. 

The completion of a report into the cost of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium redevelopment has returned an estimated cost of €95.8m.

This report was based on all information made available to the two board members and was presented to the stadium board this afternoon.

In completing the report, Tom Gray and Michael O'Flynn have examined extensive documentation relevant to the redevelopment and have consulted extensively with all stakeholders on all relevant matters.

In arriving at the final estimated cost, provision has been made for the full replacement of the pitch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

In this regard, the Executive of Cork County Board has decided that Cork’s remaining Allianz League fixtures, including the double headers with Ladies Football, will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn.

A final decision on whether to undertake a full pitch replacement or other remediation work on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch will be taken by the stadium board in the immediate future.

The Board will be making no further comment on these matters.



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