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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #3526 on: November 19, 2022, 07:49:01 PM »
you are 100% correct on this one Fear.  A bluffer of the highest order. Actually embarrassing now.

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« Reply #3527 on: November 19, 2022, 08:12:48 PM »
Money not there, all bodies running on emer budgets, I see urgent work at schools all been put on the bck burner as no money. As much as I like to see a stadium built, it should been at the maze 10+yrs ago. Cost of a stadium will have went up 30% from last Yr alone.

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« Reply #3528 on: November 20, 2022, 12:59:34 AM »
The whole thing from start to finish has been as far away from GAA traditional values as anything I gave ever seen 

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« Reply #3529 on: November 20, 2022, 10:06:57 AM »
Yip, the arrogance from the start and the shoddy treatment of the residents set the tone and it was downhill from there.

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« Reply #3530 on: November 20, 2022, 10:35:05 AM »
All very positive.....bring it on. I expect it will be available as well for Antrim County matches and club finals etc as was the norm at the old Casement.
All dependent on what concerts are planned. Ulster GAA out of their depth.

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« Reply #3531 on: November 20, 2022, 12:24:13 PM »
All very positive.....bring it on. I expect it will be available as well for Antrim County matches and club finals etc as was the norm at the old Casement.
All dependent on what concerts are planned. Ulster GAA out of their depth.
Itís a scandal at this stage. Years upon years where a whole generation of young Antrim gaels had no stadium, and itís a white elephant into the bargain.  The people in power in the GAA and politics got ahead of themselves, and Antrim GAA made a historically stupid decision.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #3532 on: November 20, 2022, 12:47:01 PM »
Ye could at least have kept using it until planning permission secured.
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« Reply #3533 on: November 20, 2022, 02:47:23 PM »
you are 100% correct on this one Fear.  A bluffer of the highest order. Actually embarrassing now.

The lad before him was every bit as bad

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« Reply #3534 on: November 20, 2022, 04:37:01 PM »
Absolutely, the two of them were so busy jockeying to replace Danny Murphy they forget completely about the job in hand. Epic incompetence.

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« Reply #3535 on: November 20, 2022, 07:37:20 PM »
https://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2022/11/19/news/casement_park_benefits_will_far_exceed_the_cost_reckons_ulster_gaa_s_stephen_mcgeehan-2910143/

Pretty much the exact same guff about economic benefits was said about Pairc Ui Chaoimh at the planning stage.

Any decent journalist would have asked McGeehan what's different between the Casement project and the Pairc Ui Chaoimh project and what lessons (if any) the Casement project learned from the Pairc Ui Chaoimh experience?

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« Reply #3536 on: November 20, 2022, 08:38:16 PM »
you are 100% correct on this one Fear.  A bluffer of the highest order. Actually embarrassing now.

Unfortunately I would fully agree with this.  The previous guy was the same.

They need realism here not bluffing. This will never get built with this level of bluffing. Is it really any further on than say half a dozen years ago?

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« Reply #3537 on: December 02, 2022, 09:53:19 AM »
Previous statements by Ulster GAA always sounded so categorical, not only about the money but also about Antrim's use of the venue.   Everything coming across as slightly woolly now .

To start to demolition process to leave the venue as unusable prior to granting of planning permission was the utmost insanity.   A bit of honesty needs to be given here.  If the GAA can't/won't make up the difference in funding then take whatever ringfenced money was earmarked for the scheme, build a new grandstand, repair the terraces, new pitch and move on.

Sitting here in limbo listening to waffle just deprives another generation of playing there and encourages attacks from those trying to get thefunds stopped from being sent to west belfast.

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« Reply #3538 on: December 02, 2022, 10:34:54 AM »
you are 100% correct on this one Fear.  A bluffer of the highest order. Actually embarrassing now.

yup.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #3539 on: December 02, 2022, 11:24:35 AM »
I see they expect work to commence next year with games being played in 2025.
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