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Replying To perfect10:  "forgot to put it in my list of awful grounds above.it would be an insult to a bulldozer to pull that place down!"
I do love how they put safety barriers on the gravel hills to help pretend they are credible terraces

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 546 - 27/01/2020 23:58:34    2263093

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Building two stadiums would be a huge waste when you could just build one and use any surplus money to aid player development with hiring coach development officers etc"
The closed Carnmore Airport is crying out for development if the hurlers wouldn't come to a redeveloped Tuam.

Mailman98 (Galway) - Posts: 174 - 28/01/2020 16:38:55    2263242

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Replying To Mailman98:  "The closed Carnmore Airport is crying out for development if the hurlers wouldn't come to a redeveloped Tuam."
Why do you have go go out to Tuam. 2 stadiums is huge waste and makes far more sense to have stadium in/near city

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 491 - 28/01/2020 17:30:38    2263253

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Replying To Breezy:  "Way to many GAA stadiums have terrible toilets. Wexford Park and Semple terraces stick out as particularly bad in my mind as having essentially a tiny outhouse round the back that is way too small for the capacity of the terrace. And that's speaking as an able bodied man but god it must be a nightmare anyone who needs to sit down to go"
Apologies for this one, if needs be.......there are signs over the sinks in the men's toilets in Wexford Park that say "Please do not use the wash hand basins as urinals or toilets".

Something must have happened sometime if they felt the need to put up those signs in the first place. And the fact that they say "urinals OR toilets" makes me wonder if the problem might have been particularly bad, if you know what I mean....

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 204 - 28/01/2020 17:33:46    2263258

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Apologies for this one, if needs be.......there are signs over the sinks in the men's toilets in Wexford Park that say "Please do not use the wash hand basins as urinals or toilets".

Something must have happened sometime if they felt the need to put up those signs in the first place. And the fact that they say "urinals OR toilets" makes me wonder if the problem might have been particularly bad, if you know what I mean...."
Ha I love spotting signs like that. Always a good story behind em

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 546 - 28/01/2020 18:09:02    2263268

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Going by the Grounds I've been to:
Croke Park: 1st Class
Thurles: Great Atmosphere and location
Dungarvan: Windy and outdated
Páirc Uí Chaoimh: Impressive remodel.
Páirc Uí Rinn: Could be better
Fitzgerald Stadium: As my counties home ground it sickens me to see the covered stand still have the wooden benches and the toilets need improving. Great Atmosphere when full though.
Austin Stack Park: Much improved, suitable for league games. 5 years ago not so much.
Gaelic Grounds. Nice stadium but the atmosphere in the Mackey stand is poor and the floodlights are put in a joke of a spot.
Cusack Park: Outdated but fit for purpose.
Pearse Stadium: Windy and a nightmare to get to. Stand very impressive, would like to see one like it put into Killarney.
O'Moore Park: Lovely modern stadium, perfect for provincial/neutral matches
O' Connor Park: Lovely job but they should put terraces on the scoreboard end.
Pearse Park: Hard to get to, could do with a refurbishment also.
Parnell Park: Went once for Kerry v Dublin in the league 2009 (ended in a draw of course). Great atmosphere and not bad to get to. Pity Dublin don't play 1 or 2 league games there. Lovely stand and terraces are covered also.
Newbridge: A team like Kildare need a bigger ground, enough said. Very limited seating.

AnFear16 (Kerry) - Posts: 21 - 31/01/2020 02:59:13    2263916

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Apologies for this one, if needs be.......there are signs over the sinks in the men's toilets in Wexford Park that say "Please do not use the wash hand basins as urinals or toilets".

Something must have happened sometime if they felt the need to put up those signs in the first place. And the fact that they say "urinals OR toilets" makes me wonder if the problem might have been particularly bad, if you know what I mean...."
i have witnessed this happening.awful.
i have wrote to our county board more than once complaining about the standard of the toilets in wexford park.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3563 - 31/01/2020 12:09:10    2263958

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Replying To perfect10:  "i have witnessed this happening.awful.
i have wrote to our county board more than once complaining about the standard of the toilets in wexford park."
Even the sliotars are pilfered in Wexford Park!

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 29 - 31/01/2020 20:50:03    2264072

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