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Lights In Pearse Stadium Galway

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Is there no street lights?
I grew up beside one of the earlier flood lit facilities in Dublin, never noticed them."
Would want to be deaf not hear them. Loads of the residents living there have zero interest in GAA. Tralee for example is no comparison, those footballing mad residents would allow floodlit generators in their own lawns.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 739 - 20/11/2022 21:32:06    2448253

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Modern floodlighting can be set up in a way that the light does not affect any neighbors. They can show you to within a metre where the light will fall.

Saying the above I am guessing it is not so much about the lights but the extra traffic and footfall a game will bring at night and hence the added inconvenience.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1689 - 21/11/2022 10:12:12    2448277

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Modern floodlighting can be set up in a way that the light does not affect any neighbors. They can show you to within a metre where the light will fall.

Saying the above I am guessing it is not so much about the lights but the extra traffic and footfall a game will bring at night and hence the added inconvenience."
I can see why in Salthill that might be an issue, I remember going to Dublin Galway a few years back and it was a nightmare

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 452 - 22/11/2022 11:52:21    2448401

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Replying To tommy k:  "Would agree - Athenry is the most "central" town in Galway and would be much more suited to intercounty games although more parking spaces would be required."
I think if the co. Board were to redevelop any ground it should be Loughrea. Replace with a large stand where current stand sits, terrace the ends and far side, purchase the field across the road for parking, right off the bypass and motorway. Ideal location. I'm ballinasloe based but the duggan is too far east

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 6 - 24/11/2022 07:54:59    2448570

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Replying To Jackson88:  "I think if the co. Board were to redevelop any ground it should be Loughrea. Replace with a large stand where current stand sits, terrace the ends and far side, purchase the field across the road for parking, right off the bypass and motorway. Ideal location. I'm ballinasloe based but the duggan is too far east"
Loughrea isn't a county ground, it belongs to Loughrea GAA

hurlingfan90 (Galway) - Posts: 12 - 24/11/2022 10:07:44    2448578

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Replying To Jackson88:  "I think if the co. Board were to redevelop any ground it should be Loughrea. Replace with a large stand where current stand sits, terrace the ends and far side, purchase the field across the road for parking, right off the bypass and motorway. Ideal location. I'm ballinasloe based but the duggan is too far east"
Does Jackson88 realise that Galway city is half way between Ballinasloe and Clifden?A city can absorb a crowd before and after a game but in a town everybody tries to arrive at same time , as is the case with leaving ....outcome chaos.
A new ground would need to have a development embargo in force for a large area around it prevent a new Pearse Stadium situation arising again How can this be done?

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 6 - 24/11/2022 10:09:27    2448579

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