Waterford chairman allays Walsh Park parking concerns

February 22, 2019

A view of the pitch before the Allianz HL clash between Waterford and Wexford at Walsh Park.
©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Waterford chairman Paddy Joe Ryan doesn't envisage spectators having any diffficulties with regard to parking when Walsh Park is redeveloped.

The €7 million revamp received the green light from An Bord Pleanála last week, with works due to commence after the venue hosts two Munster SHC games this summer.

“If you park on the quays in Waterford you’re much closer to Walsh Park than you are, for example, if you park by the golf club in Thurles for a game in Semple Stadium. Pearse Stadium in Salthill is a lovely stadium but the last time I was up there everywhere you looked there were signs saying ‘don’t park here or you’ll be prosecuted’," Ryan explained in the Irish Examiner.

“With WIT, Roanmore, and Mount Sion there are plenty of parking options near Walsh Park. In Cork and Thurles you’re accommodating 50,000 people. We’re talking about 15,000 people on a very, very busy day — usually you’d be talking about a couple of thousand for a league game.”

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