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Title: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: GlenMan on December 08, 2014, 02:56:08 AM
I was asked an interesting question over the weekend about GAA Club facilities in Tyrone- Which Club has the best facilities? I couldn't really give an answer! Anyone have any ideas on which Clubs have the best?
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Christmas Lights on December 08, 2014, 11:26:49 AM
Donaghmore seem to have a really good setup.  Changing rooms are probably the best in the county ive seen anyway.  Pitch is a bit heavy but good all the same.  In general, a lot of clubs in Tyrone have good setups
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: blewuporstuffed on December 08, 2014, 11:29:05 AM
Killyclogher pitch is fantastic and have reasonably new changing rooms.

the new pitch at carrickmore is also excellent and is probably the best venue for hosting club championship games
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: superstar_ on December 08, 2014, 05:09:04 PM
Greencastle up there with the best as well. Two fine pithces, stands, 3G pitch.
Some setup
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Tyrone Gaa on December 09, 2014, 01:01:32 PM
Edendork are pretty fresh has well, with a great playing surface.  If only they had a stand for spectators

Off the top of my head, clubs that would need to improve facilities are Dungannon, Pomeroy, Coalisland
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: ziggysego on February 24, 2015, 12:35:34 AM
Greencastle up there with the best as well. Two fine pithces, stands, 3G pitch.
Some setup

Disabled section in the stand too.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: TF15 on February 24, 2015, 06:06:27 PM
Decent set-up in Greencastle alright, but a $hite place to play from a players perspective as the wind is always ridiculous.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Keyboard Warrior on February 25, 2015, 09:24:14 AM
Decent set-up in Greencastle alright, but a $hite place to play from a players perspective as the wind is always ridiculous.

Nothing like a big wind to ruin a match. Greencastles facilities are top notch, it's the exposed location that lets it down.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: nrico2006 on February 25, 2015, 09:31:03 AM
Strabane have a good set-up.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Soup an Samajiz on April 01, 2015, 01:15:45 PM
Decent set-up in Greencastle alright, but a $hite place to play from a players perspective as the wind is always ridiculous.

Nothing like a big wind to ruin a match. Greencastles facilities are top notch, it's the exposed location that lets it down.

awful, worst thing ever happened is the big new development because its attracting more games than ever, conditions just be a disaster, its so open even the atmosphere is destroyed.
Strabane's surface is first class and Killyman's has always been superb too.
Couple of bad fields throughout the country too of course but generally facilities are much better than their counterparts in the rest of ulster I believe
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: ziggysego on April 13, 2015, 04:50:19 PM
Decent set-up in Greencastle alright, but a $hite place to play from a players perspective as the wind is always ridiculous.

Nothing like a big wind to ruin a match. Greencastles facilities are top notch, it's the exposed location that lets it down.

awful, worst thing ever happened is the big new development because its attracting more games than ever, conditions just be a disaster, its so open even the atmosphere is destroyed.
Strabane's surface is first class and Killyman's has always been superb too.
Couple of bad fields throughout the country too of course but generally facilities are much better than their counterparts in the rest of ulster I believe

If yer not hardy enough to cope with a wee breeze, that ain't our problem ;)
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: redzone on June 19, 2018, 09:05:26 PM
Drumquins training pitch beside the main pitch was used for round bales this year. Must be struggling big time down there for good ground
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: gaafan2 on June 19, 2018, 09:33:24 PM
Edendork are pretty fresh has well, with a great playing surface.  If only they had a stand for spectators

Off the top of my head, clubs that would need to improve facilities are Dungannon, Pomeroy, Coalisland

http://ulsterherald.com/2017/12/02/pomeroy-buzzing-major-new-community-projects/

Work commencing on the new facilities next month. Thatíll put us up there with the best in the county.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: southtyronegael on June 19, 2018, 10:03:18 PM
loughmacrory have great setup with lovely seated stand.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: In hiding on June 19, 2018, 10:33:19 PM
Fintona have a great set up
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Goals_Will_Come on June 19, 2018, 10:39:23 PM
Lot of clubs great set ups right across the county. But not many with floodlights on their main pitch.
Healy Park, Greencastle and Stewartstown only ones that spring to mind that floodlights are on their main pitch.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Tyrone95 on June 19, 2018, 11:23:22 PM
I would agree that our facilities (Carmen) are one he best in the county with regard to playing surface, parking and capacity. However changing rooms are in dire need of upgrade as they are too small for modern day football, this is something which the club have highlighted and to my knowledge could happen over the next year or 2. Any player from outside clubs say for atmosphere and buzz it is one of the best places to play championship football as the stands are close to the pitch and things can get heated!
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: outsideoftheboot on June 21, 2018, 11:54:05 AM
Obviously Omagh is one of the best in Tyrone.

Considering Everything, Changing Rooms, Quality of main pitch and Training field, gym facilities, stand/surrounding grounds, parking etc.
 Killyclogher isn't bad 2 good pitches good gym changing rooms and stand.
Donaghmore has good changing rooms about the height of it. bad pitches, stand is small car parking limited.
Dromore has good setup in terms of pitches and main field is in good shape and with a 3g. In massive need of new changing rooms.
Edendork in need of a stand. Club house facilities are brilliant, main field is ok. Have they another training field?
Coalisland is not bad. New big hall built club house is decent with a good gym. Pitch is tempermental but can be good.
Errigal have a good setup, club house is very good with good gym, parking is ok for league games but championship games can struggle. 2 good pitches and stand.
Carrickmore needs work done to training fields as they are in very poor condition. Club house needs completely redone. Stands and main field very good and can have a cracking atmosphere. Parking is well managed.



 
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Ty4Sam on June 21, 2018, 01:56:51 PM
Surely Strabane has to be up there with the best. 2 full size pitches (both unreal surfaces, one with great floodlights) and 2 youth pitches. An outdoor ball wall, 8 changing rooms and ample parking. Clubhouse with bar overlooking the pitch although definitely missing a stand but the grass bank allows for a great view. If not for geographical location would host a lot more championship matches.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: outsideoftheboot on June 21, 2018, 02:00:38 PM
Surely Strabane has to be up there with the best. 2 full size pitches (both unreal surfaces, one with great floodlights) and 2 youth pitches. An outdoor ball wall, 8 changing rooms and ample parking. Clubhouse with bar overlooking the pitch although definitely missing a stand but the grass bank allows for a great view. If not for geographical location would host a lot more championship matches.

Ample parking for a division 1 championship match?
New changing rooms are a great job. Pitches usually are in good condition. Could do with a stand and concrete steps. Could possibly host smaller championship matches from division 2 or 3 with teams that don't have as big of following or interest?
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: trailer on June 21, 2018, 04:39:18 PM
Problem with Strabane's pitch is that it is in absolute dive of an area. Remember getting pelted in the bus with stones from the children. They blocked the road with wood and other shite then let loose.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: GetOverTheBar on June 22, 2018, 09:19:45 AM
Problem with Strabane's pitch is that it is in absolute dive of an area. Remember getting pelted in the bus with stones from the children. They blocked the road with wood and other shite then let loose.

Never minded going into the Ballycolman estate, always a great atmosphere before the game there to be honest and found the people to be great gaels. It's got it's problems but no worse than Dungannon etc.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: Thebigdog on August 05, 2018, 08:16:18 AM
With the embarrassment that is Casement park I think it's time this great county seized the initiative and invested in an all seater stadium for the future. In the Advent of the super 8s it makes sense. The cost will be a lot but I think it is certainly doable over a long period of time.
Title: Re: Facilities, Pitches
Post by: rrhf on September 07, 2018, 11:39:47 PM
Iíd agree with that and Omagh would make a very decent 2nd venue.