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Jinxy

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Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2016, 03:20:59 PM »
We better be getting some of this gravy train so we can redo a stadium that's actually going to be used for matches.

Are you comparing Dr Hyde park to PUC?

PUC will I'd imagine host the Munster football finals of 2017,2018, 2020 - will host at least 1 hurling championship game every year for forseeable future also and is a big part of the RWC 2023 bid. How many games will the Hyde host in the next 4-5 years?

The actual buidling/rebuilding of a decent size stadium in Cork isn't the problem as I see it. The problem is more the shambles of a location, added extra "centre of excellence" which is going to be a waste etc..

Playing a couple of big GAA matches matches a year is not enough to justify spending around 80m euro's on a stadium especially given that 50m has come funding outside the county. A stadium costing that amount should be used at least around 15 times a year to make it financially viable.

It could be used for concerts as well though.
The county board probably reckon they can get Prince and Michael Jackson back over again.
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Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2016, 11:25:44 PM »
Work proceeding
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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2016, 11:59:17 PM »
Going to be a fine stadium in fairness despite going over budget, being in a terrible location and being under management of a bunch of dinosaurs.  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2016, 01:03:30 AM »
Hopefully we can spoil the grand opening they have planned for the munster football final!!!

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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2016, 12:12:37 PM »
I'm hearing that after it'll be more or less debt free by the time it opens. A fair achievement.

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« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2016, 01:34:03 PM »
I like the look of it I have to say.
It's like somewhere you'd go to watch a chariot race.
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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2017, 05:59:47 PM »
The end is nigh. Open for Hurling QFs
compare it to the prototype... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYG9tzUknxc

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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2017, 06:03:57 PM »
Almost €20 million over budget and late.

Top job Frank.

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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2017, 09:43:11 AM »
Was expecting more red

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« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2017, 10:33:44 AM »
Aren't they very flaithulach down in Cork. They built a stadium and now they've pulled it down and rebuilt it again, while the frugal Meath folk just cut the grass in Páirc Tailteann all along.

Was expecting more red

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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2017, 03:43:17 PM »
Multi million euro redevelopment and didn't see fit to kit it out with Hawkeye

Well done Lads

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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2017, 04:16:37 PM »
looks fantastic , Pity they didnt do a mayo V cork , donegal V galway double header there next saturday .
Feck the begrudgers.

failing that why is donegal V Galway not in Castlebar?
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2017, 04:33:09 PM »
Multi million euro redevelopment and didn't see fit to kit it out with Hawkeye

Well done Lads

It has a "score detection system" - apparently Hawkeye is the brand name for the system used in Croke Park (and presumably Thurles) but this is a different brand.
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Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2017, 04:53:38 PM »
looks fantastic , Pity they didnt do a mayo V cork , donegal V galway double header there next saturday .
Feck the begrudgers.

failing that why is donegal V Galway not in Castlebar?
Looks fantastic? Really?
 It's a modern built stadium that has a design about 70 years out of date.
The architect  on this project must spend most of his time designing 4 bedroom bungalows or something because there is absolutely  no imagination  gone into the design of this .
It's a pity as there are so many small stadiums around the world that are beautifully designed. This is just the same as what was there but with new seats and concrete.

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Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2017, 05:22:29 PM »
looks fantastic , Pity they didnt do a mayo V cork , donegal V galway double header there next saturday .
Feck the begrudgers.

failing that why is donegal V Galway not in Castlebar?
Looks fantastic? Really?
 It's a modern built stadium that has a design about 70 years out of date.
The architect  on this project must spend most of his time designing 4 bedroom bungalows or something because there is absolutely  no imagination  gone into the design of this .
It's a pity as there are so many small stadiums around the world that are beautifully designed. This is just the same as what was there but with new seats and concrete.

The design is perfectly fine and more than adequate for the type of games it will host. Pairc Ui Chaoimh always had a brilliant atmosphere when full and the new stadium will keep that. The problem with the old stadium wasn't the overall design, it was the functionality of it at a micro level, ie. small seats with little leg room, tiny dressing rooms and poor access and an unsafe tunnel area under the stands and terraces.

There are very few new stadiums around the world which have a good atmosphere. This will be one of them.