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Development of Tuam Stadium

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Replying To galwayford:  "Irish rugby has received millions if not billions from the succesive govts. And still Willie Ruane and Philip Browne moan constantly. No other sport except maybe Horse racing gets the same amount."
Billions? Really!

To be fair they get a lot compared to their playing population. But regarding the infrastructure projects the government get a big payback with spending in the economy.

The problem with large gaa infrastructure is that most are under used. In this province alone we have Hyde, McHale park, Pearse Stadium, Markovic park. It is hard to get government money in those circumstances. At most each get 4 league games and possible 2 championship matches. Whereas with Connacht Rugby you have 1 stadium in the province and you get minimum 10 league games and 2 European games at home.

Municipal centres like the indoor air dome at the centre of excellence will be the type of projects that can get funding.

Projects like Tuam should also be supported because it is a smaller scale stadium and had a big catchment area and will probably be used a lot.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1003 - 30/06/2019 18:06:43    2203026


MacHale park is a great asset to Mayo and Castlebar. The Hyde is a great asset to Roscommon too.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1659 - 30/06/2019 18:43:25    2203046


Once again, Tuam Stadium - theatre of dreams hosts a classic minor Connaught Final.

For u-17's - both teams to come up with awe inspiring performances like this is a credit to coaches/parents.

Surely, we are in for a thriller in Limerick. And of course, it's back to the theatre for u-20 final next Wed..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 331 - 06/07/2019 10:29:15    2206167


Is it the coaches and parents you're giving credit to or Tuam Stadium, I can't tell....

Wait a second....Mayo won in Tuam Stadium, what the hell?

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 256 - 06/07/2019 11:07:38    2206178