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Re: Kildare GAA to move house..
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2006, 12:01:34 PM »
Moorefield me bollox, that's our white elephant The Mighty Round Towers  ;D

Not ful too capacity too often then?  :-\

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Re: Kildare GAA to move house..
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2006, 12:04:40 PM »
Hasn't even been open yet  :-\

Should have spent the money on the pitch....
#newbridgeornowhere

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Re: Kildare GAA to move house..
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2006, 12:55:18 PM »
ah, not going to be full too often if she's not open yet!

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Re: Kildare GAA to move house..
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2011, 04:42:39 PM »
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Newbridge capacity cut to just 4,000
27 October 2011

St. Conleth's Park in Newbridge has had its capacity for future championship games reduced to just 4,000.

Stunned Kildare county board chiefs have been told by health and safety officers that unless improvement work is carried out, the ageing county ground won't be able to host future championship games involving the Lilywhites, who have one of the biggest followings in the country. Until now, the town centre venue's capacity had been set at 13,000.

St. Conleth's Park isn't the only county ground in Leinster to have had its capacity greatly reduced with Pairc Tailteann in Navan also recently having its capacity halved from 20,000 to 10,000.

http://www.hoganstand.com/Kildare/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=157159

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Where are our home matches going to be played now?

The Curragh? Punchestown??
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Re: Kildare GAA to move house..
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2011, 06:18:36 PM »
All they need now is a team.

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« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2011, 09:59:25 PM »
These health and safety officers will be the death of us all.
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« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2011, 10:55:25 PM »
4000 wouldn't even cater for a competitive league game.
if at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

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« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2011, 10:22:29 AM »
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Kildare have grounds for concern after safety audit

By Cliona Foley

Friday October 28 2011

KILDARE County Board are going to have to improve their home ground in Newbridge if they don't want to have its capacity slashed to just over 6,000.

The official capacity of St Conleth's Park is currently between 11,000 and 12,000, but the latest health and safety audit of the venue has threatened to halve that -- which would make hosting championship matches there virtually impossible -- unless improvements are made.

The Lilywhites' venue is not the only one under the microscope due to the most recent health and safety audits of county grounds commissioned by the GAA.

Officials from all county boards were called to Croke Park recently for a two-day event management course, where central officials stressed the importance of health and safety at all venues.

Kildare chairman John McMahon confirmed last night that they have received a draft report on St Conleth's Park and are looking to find a solution to all of the issues it raised.

"This is just a draft document and is very much subject to review," he said. "We are examining it in great detail and striving to find agreement on all of the items it has raised. We could put our heads in the sand but I agree with the association, that health and safety has to be a primary concern for us all."

Kildare are looking at the possibility of using the space underneath the stand to expand its capacity and it's also expected they will be forced to get rid of the section of grassed terrace that remains on the opposite sideline.


Kildare had planned to build a new multi-million euro state-of-the-art county ground and headquarters at Old Connell.

However, the demise of the Celtic Tiger has forced them to shelve those plans for the moment, leaving them with an ageing ground that needs urgent attention if they are to continue to be able to host major games there.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/kildare-have-grounds-for-concern-after-safety-audit-2919634.html

McMahon will have to go cap in hand to Kildare's wealthiest patrons - Sheikh Mohammed and the Aga Khan to get the funds for this!
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Re: Kildare GAA to move house..
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2011, 01:10:08 PM »
kildare never had difficulty regarding money in the past. Were up with cavan as the weathiest county board some 20 years ago. There is still money about there with such a populous county. Recent decent seasons for the intercounty football team should help draw in cash if required.

maybe they should bite the bullet and head to the outskirts of newbridge for a new stadium.
if not, They certainly need to do something about that brutal pitch. not many worse in top county stadiums.
It has always been poor.
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« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2011, 03:27:36 PM »
KCB pumped a lot of money into their facility at Hawkfield so I don't know where the funds for a lick of paint for Newbridge are going to come from unless some of the wealthy supporters give them a dig-out (a la JP McManus in Limerick).

The proposed development at Old Connell was to be financed by the sale of St Conleth's for development so that's obviously a non-runner now.
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« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2011, 05:48:55 PM »
Don't even think about crossing the border to use our superior stadium.
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« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2011, 07:57:03 PM »
Don't even think about crossing the border to use our superior stadium.

A groundshare in Kilcock is the only sensible solution. Visiting supporters from other Leinster counties could also be accomodated using Cooney's ingenious new anti-pitch invasion plan:










Leinster Council - make it happen!
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« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2011, 11:41:41 AM »
KCB pumped a lot of money into their facility at Hawkfield so I don't know where the funds for a lick of paint for Newbridge are going to come from unless some of the wealthy supporters give them a dig-out (a la JP McManus in Limerick).

The proposed development at Old Connell was to be financed by the sale of St Conleth's for development so that's obviously a non-runner now.
are kildare supporters club not still going?
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« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2011, 01:56:37 PM »
KCB pumped a lot of money into their facility at Hawkfield so I don't know where the funds for a lick of paint for Newbridge are going to come from unless some of the wealthy supporters give them a dig-out (a la JP McManus in Limerick).

The proposed development at Old Connell was to be financed by the sale of St Conleth's for development so that's obviously a non-runner now.
are kildare supporters club not still going?

Club Kildare: http://www.kildaregaa.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=174

Not as well connected as the old club when the late Michael Osborne was running the show.
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« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2011, 03:10:45 PM »
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Lilywhites tackle €200,000 deficit

By Terry Reilly

Thursday, November 03, 2011

KILDARE GAA officials will be meeting with players and managers to discuss cost-cutting measures for 2012 to wipe out a €200,000 deficit.

The Lilywhites’ board have asked clubs to come up with ideas before county convention next month. County treasurer Martin Whyte broke the news to club delegates at Tuesday night’s board’s meeting, insisting management and players will receive the full backing of the board.

However, the process of clearing the debt will take a minimum of two years and county chairman John McMahon said no area could be ruled out for cuts and he will be meeting Kieran McGeeney and the players to discuss their options.

"There’s no point in bringing in additional money on one side, and we all know how difficult and onerous that job is too, if we didn’t seriously look at our expenditure on the other side," he said.

"That will cut across the board. We will examine everything, look at everything, consult with our team managers. We’ll go down through the whole thing to all of our levels. Everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet. Money is tight and we will have to negotiate with all those people.

"And most of all, the most important people are our players. Be it our senior hurlers or footballers, minors or U21s, it doesn’t matter. We all know the commitment and time and energy they put into their sport. They are also cognisant of how difficult things are. Some of them have lost their jobs, they’ve all had reductions in initial salaries so they’re only too aware of the difficulties we have.

"We’re expecting, when we get ready to talk to these lads as part of the bigger frame of people we’ll be talking to, that they certainly will sit down and listen to us because it’s their aim, it’s our aim, it’s every supporters’ aim in Kildare to try and bring a bit of silverware back to the county for 2012."

McMahon accepted times are hard and realised the clubs would not be able to take the full burden of the costs. In examining extra ways to grow income the board hope to launch a new county jersey before Christmas in order to cash in on that market.

Plans to open a Kildare GAA shop and launch the new jersey are almost complete but the board insist this measure would not be sufficient and cost-cutting measures would have to be put in place to avert a similar deficit in the future.

"That just came fortuitously for us. As you know Tegral have been sponsors of Kildare for more years than we can remember and we’re fierce appreciative of that fact," he said.

"Tegral are re-branding the product so as part of the new branding they asked us to consider their new brand and their name on the jersey.

"It was just a bit of luck that it happened. We would always comply with our sponsors’ requests so we just took the opportunity to re-brand the jersey.

Once that has been achieved McMahon aims to target on three areas: expenditure, income and fundraising number three.

"Regarding expenditure, we are looking at that in detail since I took over office, during the year.

"We’ve been looking at different details as best we can, trying to look at it for a part year this year, which is the case, and expanding that to look at all our costs and outgoings for 2012.

"Our main source of income is our colleagues in Leinster, Croke Park and our various supporters paying at the gates at matches we have within the county and on the county scene.

"You don’t need me to tell you it’s hard times we’re living in.

"People are looking at all the ways they are spending their money, including their leisure activities.

"We’re no different from any other counties.

"Most of our gate incomes were reduced this year and part of that reason was reduced admissions. At our county football final tickets dropped from €20 to €15 and the hurling went from €15 to €10.

"Number three then was new ways of raising finance."

Kildare look to McCreevy to cut deficit

KILDARE County Board have recruited Charlie McCreevy’s services to help reduce the county’s growing deficit.

The former EU Commissioner and Minister for Finance has been a member of the county board’s finance committee for several years and is a life-long supporter of the Lilywhites.

However, county board chairman John McMahon said McCreevy is not the only high-profile name they are planning to bring in to help them.

"Charlie has been involved in the backroom for a long time, not just today or yesterday," he said. "The man with his contacts and experience and ingenuity [would be an asset]. The fact he is already a fully committed Kildare supporter, we have to acknowledge the worth and value he can bring to the table. He wouldn’t be the only one. We have several high-profile GAA supporters who are willing and able, coming from club backgrounds, willing to work for the county’s success. There’s a huge amount of goodwill out there."

http://www.examiner.ie/sport/gaa/lilywhites-tackle-200000-deficit-172693.html

Ah here.....


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