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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2018, 05:48:25 PM »
You'd be taking an awful risk doing what you planned. I also think strong possibility sports capital grant people, knowing GAA rules, would not offer you funding.

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2018, 06:22:18 PM »
GAA rules won't allow soccer on your grounds. If I had my way that rule would be relaxed so GAA clubs could rent out to soccer if they have availability. The soccer people are going to play their game anyway, we might as well make a bit of money from it instead of having idle field time.

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2018, 08:17:14 PM »
They should have it stand alone and it should be for the community to use for whatever sports that can be done on a pitch site, hockey, basketball, hurling, football soccer and rugby..

 if the club is well organised then they wonít lose too many kids to the other sports, plus itís better having transferable skills from other sports which actually benefit the GAA teams

There is a council run 4g pitch in Belfast which has a soccer game on it at 2pm every Saturday and Gaelic games before it and afterwards.. so is it ok for GAA to rent a pitch that is used regularly for soccer?

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2018, 09:17:42 PM »
There is a council run 4g pitch in Belfast which has a soccer game on it at 2pm every Saturday and Gaelic games before it and afterwards.. so is it ok for GAA to rent a pitch that is used regularly for soccer?

It is appropriate for a council to provide a pitch for different sports. Arguably the GAA should only be promoting GAA.
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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2018, 09:21:39 PM »
There is a council run 4g pitch in Belfast which has a soccer game on it at 2pm every Saturday and Gaelic games before it and afterwards.. so is it ok for GAA to rent a pitch that is used regularly for soccer?

It is appropriate for a council to provide a pitch for different sports. Arguably the GAA should only be promoting GAA.

I didnít say it wasnít, my point is, if itís ok to play GAA games on a Ďsoccerí pitch then....
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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2018, 09:56:11 PM »
There is a council run 4g pitch in Belfast which has a soccer game on it at 2pm every Saturday and Gaelic games before it and afterwards.. so is it ok for GAA to rent a pitch that is used regularly for soccer?

It is appropriate for a council to provide a pitch for different sports. Arguably the GAA should only be promoting GAA.

I didnít say it wasnít, my point is, if itís ok to play GAA games on a Ďsoccerí pitch then....

It's irrelevant. The OP is saying he has GAA grounds and whether we like it or not rules are there. Best they could do is lease the ground to a community group who in turn put the astro in place and rent to whoever but even then that might not be allowed.

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2018, 10:06:24 PM »
There is a council run 4g pitch in Belfast which has a soccer game on it at 2pm every Saturday and Gaelic games before it and afterwards.. so is it ok for GAA to rent a pitch that is used regularly for soccer?

It is appropriate for a council to provide a pitch for different sports. Arguably the GAA should only be promoting GAA.

I didnít say it wasnít, my point is, if itís ok to play GAA games on a Ďsoccerí pitch then....
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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2018, 10:02:18 AM »
You might be better thanked doing nothing. This geezer's local club did nothing wrong and he's left them with High Court costs to pay.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/man-who-sued-over-injury-he-suffered-on-gaa-astroturf-pitch-withdraws-his-claim-37388882.html

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2018, 12:03:07 PM »
are the Soccer club/ Authorities willing or able to put any money into this or are they more usual bunch of freeloader utd .s soccer club?
if you have 22 teams and are joined in the school  then you should be well entitled to Grants on your own steam  and allowing other clubs to use it would cause severe over usage problem and shorten the life of the facilities.
in tullamore there was a proposal to build new community pitches every sport was approached  only camogie GAA and LGFA  were willing to support them when Actual fundraising and actual money was raised.
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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2018, 02:56:08 AM »
Just to update you all. The Gaa club had letters from Crowe park and
provincial level stating that we would be breaking rules if allowing soccer
on this Astro. We had similiar correspondence from Willis Inaurance and a long
list of examples of club who suffered claims etc. It was agreed by all to go ahead with the joint application between school and Gaa club to apply for a grant jointly. The Astro committee have
accepted that soccer canít be played but have agreed to donate the funds that they raised to erect
a wall ball an Astro which will be enjoyed by all school kids and Gaa teams. it is a huge relief to move this on and to eventually get their support.

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2018, 01:55:22 PM »
how are the connacht council circumventing the rules on allowing other sports ? http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-gaa-granted-e2-1-million-development-new-state-art-indoor-facility/

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Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2018, 03:33:09 PM »
how are the connacht council circumventing the rules on allowing other sports ? http://connachtgaa.ie/news/connacht-gaa-granted-e2-1-million-development-new-state-art-indoor-facility/

From the 2018 Official Guide...

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CHAPTER 5 - CONTROL OF ASSOCIATION PROPERTY

5.1 uses of Property

(a)  All property including Grounds, Club Houses, Halls, Dressing Rooms and Handball Alleys owned or controlled by units of the Association shall be used only for the purpose of or in connection with the playing of the Games controlled by the Association, and for such other purposes not in conflict with the Aims and Objects of the Association, that may  be sanctioned from time to time by the Central Council.

(b) Grounds controlled by Association units shall not be used or permitted to be used, for Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, or for Field Games others than those sanctioned by Central Council.

Notes:

(1) Central Council has the power to authorise the use of Croke Park for games other than those controlled by the Association.

(2) Central Council has the power to authorise the  use of Croke Park and other Stadia for games in  the Rugby World Cup 2027, if this Tournament is  staged in Ireland.

(3) Central Council has the power to authorise the  use of all property, including Grounds, Club  Houses, Halls, Dressing Rooms and Handball  Alleys which are located outside of Ireland and which are owned or controlled by units of the Association, for games other than those controlled by the Association.

Penalty: In the event of any Club, County Committee, or Provincial Council acting contrary to this Rule, that body shall be subject to suspension or fine, as deemed appropriate.

So under 5.1(b) there isn't an outright ban on all "other sports" as mentioned in the report on the Connacht Council website, but for specific sports unless allowed by the Central Council.
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