Work set to begin on the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimph

Headquarters of Cork GAA to get a fundamental €67 million revamp

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted  the Munster senior hurling final between Waterford and Tipperary in 2012. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted the Munster senior hurling final between Waterford and Tipperary in 2012. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 01:00

Work is now finally set to begin on the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh – turning it into a modern 45,000-seater home for Cork GAA.

Cork City Council yesterday afternoon approved planning permission for the redevelopment work, after a long-running application progress that was only completed last December. The redevelopment work has been budgeted at around €67 million. It will include a new all-weather training pitch, which will form part of the adjoining new “Centre of Excellence”.

It is thought the work will take between 26 and 30 months, with Páirc Uí Rinn becoming Cork’s first-choice home ground over the course of the redevelopment work.

However if Cork end up hosting Kerry in the Munster football final on July 6th then it is more likely that the heavy demolition work on the old Páirc Uí Chaoimh won’t begin until after that date.

Meanwhile, Cavan manager Terry Hyland has named a strong team for tomorrow’s Division Three league final against Roscommon at Croke Park.

CAVAN (SF v Roscommon): C Gilsenan; J Hayes, R Dunne, F Flanagan; J McEnroe, A Clarke, D O’Reilly; G McKiernan, K Brady; C Mackey, N McDermott, M Reilly; J Brady, M Dunne, E Keating.

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