Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pairc Ui Chaoimh Stadium will take 2 years--Completion date May 2017

Demolition of the main stand at Pairc Ui Chaoimh has commenced. Picture: Larry Cummins
Demolition of the main stand at Pairc Ui Chaoimh has commenced. Picture: Larry Cummins
ANOTHER project which has already begun construction – the long-awaited redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh will take two years to complete with a May 2017 opening date being targeted by the Cork County GAA Board.
The €70m project will involve the demolition of the southern stand and the construction of a new modern facility as well as upgrades to the other stand and terraces. The capacity of the stadium will be increased slightly to 45,000.
A new all-weather pitch will be located to the south of the stadium, on the former Showgrounds’ land. Floodlights will also be added to both pitches.
As well as hosting big games and concerts a redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh will form part of Ireland’s bid to secure the Rugby World Cup 2023.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying IRelands group.

Well lets get back to the National team. Ireland find themselves back into contention with a win over lowly Gibraltar, but both Poland and Scotland lost. This allowed Ireland to leapfrog Scotland into the play-off spot.

Ireland plays Georgia tomorrow in the friendly confines of the Aviva Stadium. Ireland has a good defensive defense and a poacher of a goal scorer in Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy). Both Ireland and Georgia will be heading into the tournament very confident.


Scotland how finds themselves facing Germany in their next match. Scotland will be at home but Germany is one team that can play anywhere and are never intimidated. They are after all , the current World Champions.

The other match will have Poland take out their frustration on Gibraltar after their loss to Germany. Cant wait....