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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #26865 on: August 11, 2022, 09:14:16 PM »
i am hoping they are exploring all opportunities here though I appreciate we are not privy to the business case of the GAA but it is getting to that stage where something needs to be constructed on the site.     

Business case aside you would expect the ring fenced money to be able to provide something.  Are they exploring phased construction?  1 stand, 2 stand options with the closing in of the two ends at a later date as part of an overall 10 year plan?

How much would it cost to get the old Casement Park operational again with a new single stand down either side of the pitch with media & conferencing facilities, even just 1 stand down 1 side? 25 to 35mill?    £5 to 10mill just to get Casement Park operational again? 

The problem with a lot of this is that we don't know how much of the ring fenced money is going to be automatically hoovered up by consultants who require to be paid for their work to date.   

if someone has the business case presented by the GAA, can they post the link?        it would be nice to see Casement opened in some capacity which is not beyond us.  The shiny glowing new Casement Park appears in front of us like a mirage that we can never get near to
Unfortunately, the only people to see any merit in getting Casement operational, in a guise other than big new shiny, are those in Antrim GAA clubs. Our say on this matter was surrendered a long time ago. And we can have no complaints as we allowed it to happen in front of our very eyes.
Unforgivable, made worse by the white elephant ego project that was then conceived.

In fairness, I didn't hear too many complain when it was first announced.

Problem started with the decision to close it off for games and left to rot before and plans got made etc.

After that, it was one balls up after another and turned into a farce.
With absolutely zero accountability for anyone involved, including Antrim officials - just a lot of spoofing and press releases by politicians and Ulster GAA, while a whole generation of kids have missed out.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #26866 on: August 11, 2022, 09:30:58 PM »
Theyíve convinced themselves and so many others along the way that none of it was their fault. Everyone has been out to get them. Theyíve even played the Fenian card ffs. Itís been a remarkable insight into the GAA at that level, and it ainít good.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #26867 on: August 11, 2022, 10:00:55 PM »
Itís time for casement to be handed back to Antrim to sort out

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« Reply #26868 on: August 11, 2022, 10:12:19 PM »
Itís time for casement to be handed back to Antrim to sort out
I know itís not simple, but this is now a solution that needs proper debate.  Clean the place up and go again ourselves.  Cut the losses. Thereís very easily another decade behind closed doors otherwise. If youíd rather believe the press releases and spoofing politicians then each to their own. 
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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #26869 on: August 11, 2022, 10:42:34 PM »
I wouldnít have been impressed with the ulster Gaa heads on this in particular. More interested in self promotion.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #26870 on: August 11, 2022, 11:54:57 PM »
Moving on from the never ending Sh*tshow which is Casement, any predictions for the weekend?

Lisburn v Sarsfields- Sarsfields by 7
Glenavy v Antrim- Glenavy by 5
Rasharkin v Glenravel- Glenravel by 9
Teresa's v St Pauls- St Pauls by 4
Dunloy v Ardoyne- Dunloy by 2


St Galls v Creggan- Creggan by 7
Brigid's v Moneyglass- Draw
Gorts v TNN- TNN by 3
St Enda's v Rossa- Rossa by 2
LD v St Johns- Draw
Ahoghill v PG1- PG1 by 8

Have you ever been to a Portglenone v Ahoghill game? Ports by 8 🤦‍♂️