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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2640 on: October 12, 2017, 12:18:27 PM »
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« Reply #2641 on: October 12, 2017, 06:45:13 PM »
Time to give up on Casement.

Either expand Armagh or build a new stadium that's handy for all Ulster.
I'm starting to agree with this. I'd scratch the plans for 30k at Casement and redevelop on a much smaller scale, maybe a 10k facility to suit Antrim's needs. I see they are playing their county final in Glenavy ::) they've gone long enough without a decent stadium to cater for club finals and county games. The SF wet dream of a major stadium in west Belfast is costing too much and the longer it goes on the less I want to see it. Even the people in west Belfast don't seem too fussed so pull the plug and give the GAA a lump sum to develop other provincial stadia where they'll be appreciated.

Armagh hosts lots of neutral games, Ulster club, McKenna cup etc. It's handy for a lot of counties, more than Casement would be.

For example, if Tyrone played Monaghan in McKenna final, it would make no sense to take that to Casement. Or if it hosted ulster semis, what's the sense taking the likes of Donegal v Fermanagh there too?

so why Tyrone v Armagh head to Croke or Derry Down head to Croke? Why not keep it up north all the grounds will be used as normal just the finals will be at Casement instead of Clones

If you're referring to 05, I agree, it shouldn't have went to Croke Park.

Is it worth building a 34,000 stadium just to hold an ulster final? It's daft. A provincial ground in Armagh would get far more use (and does) than Casement stuck at one end of the province.

I'm confused, is Croke Park on one side of the country?
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« Reply #2642 on: October 12, 2017, 07:02:45 PM »
I'm confused, is Croke Park on one side of the country?

Only on an East-West axis, on a North South Axis it is pretty central.
And the locals actually go there sometimes.
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« Reply #2643 on: October 12, 2017, 09:25:24 PM »
I'm confused, is Croke Park on one side of the country?

Only on an East-West axis, on a North South Axis it is pretty central.
And the locals actually go there sometimes.

The Dublin locals have managed to compete, the way Armagh used to in Ulster
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« Reply #2644 on: October 12, 2017, 10:12:31 PM »
I'm confused, is Croke Park on one side of the country?

Only on an East-West axis, on a North South Axis it is pretty central.
And the locals actually go there sometimes.

The Dublin locals have managed to compete, the way Armagh used to in Ulster

Antrim once competed, but have given up.
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« Reply #2645 on: October 12, 2017, 10:39:15 PM »
How far of a walk is it from Finaghy train station to Casement? How does Dublin cope with 80k for match day? People want to be able to park at the front door of Casement ffs. Plenty of parking to cope with 35k within 15/20mins walking distance.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2646 on: October 12, 2017, 10:46:06 PM »
How far of a walk is it from Finaghy train station to Casement? How does Dublin cope with 80k for match day? People want to be able to park at the front door of Casement ffs. Plenty of parking to cope with 35k within 15/20mins walking distance.
In a nutshell. Has always been the case.

Both Finaghy & Balmoral would be about a 15 minute walk.
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« Reply #2647 on: October 12, 2017, 10:48:06 PM »
How far of a walk is it from Finaghy train station to Casement? How does Dublin cope with 80k for match day? People want to be able to park at the front door of Casement ffs. Plenty of parking to cope with 35k within 15/20mins walking distance.
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« Reply #2648 on: October 13, 2017, 12:21:32 AM »
The rail infrastructure is the same as it is for people going to Dublin to watch games. Put the stadium in the second biggest city in Ireland ffs. It's trying to change people's mindsets with this that is the biggest problem.

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« Reply #2649 on: October 13, 2017, 09:14:08 AM »
The rail network is handy for the Buckfast Brigade, Newry and Derry. The other 99% of people will arrive via roads.

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« Reply #2650 on: October 13, 2017, 09:45:33 AM »
The rail network is handy for the Buckfast Brigade, Newry and Derry. The other 99% of people will arrive via roads.

What about the people in Larne, Ballymena and Bangor?
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« Reply #2651 on: October 13, 2017, 10:34:54 AM »
The rail network is handy for the Buckfast Brigade, Newry and Derry. The other 99% of people will arrive via roads.

Except that Ulster GAA wants the car drivers to park at the Maze and be bussed to Casement Park.

This is 10 miles from from the planned white elephant and takes over 20 minutes by car on A roads or 15 minutes on the motorway!

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« Reply #2652 on: October 13, 2017, 11:31:35 AM »
The rail network is handy for the Buckfast Brigade, Newry and Derry. The other 99% of people will arrive via roads.

Except that Ulster GAA wants the car drivers to park at the Maze and be bussed to Casement Park.

This is 10 miles from from the planned white elephant and takes over 20 minutes by car on A roads or 15 minutes on the motorway!

Its not difficult just park the car away from the stadium and walk. Dont try and leave it at the front gate! Go to any stadium in England with your car and you will walk. When I go to old Trafford I park on Seymour grove and walk 20 mins. When I go to casement I walk from my parents house near balmoral avenue again about 20 mins. Plenty of leafy parks to leave your car on as long as there is nothing on at the kings hall. If you can't walk then fine use the park and ride but this obsession of having to get the car as close to the gate as physically possible is madness. Why the fook would you want to be driving anywhere near andytown road on match day.

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« Reply #2653 on: October 13, 2017, 02:24:34 PM »
The rail network is handy for the Buckfast Brigade, Newry and Derry. The other 99% of people will arrive via roads.

How does everyone go to Croke Park?

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« Reply #2654 on: October 13, 2017, 02:33:18 PM »
The rail network is handy for the Buckfast Brigade, Newry and Derry. The other 99% of people will arrive via roads.

Derry and rail network do not go together Tony ! Must try this Buckfast to see what all the fuss is about