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It's got the go ahead at last. Be great to see it done; current derelict one looks like something out of a disaster movie. Not that it will be a problem for a while, but I wonder what they will do about parking? I used to park the car randomly up on a pavement and hope for the best.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 1074 - 29/07/2021 02:11:10    2365346

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Replying To essmac:  "It's got the go ahead at last. Be great to see it done; current derelict one looks like something out of a disaster movie. Not that it will be a problem for a while, but I wonder what they will do about parking? I used to park the car randomly up on a pavement and hope for the best."
It's long overdue but a very welcome development. Already the Unionist media are today questioning the costs. They never said a word about the redevelopment of Windsor Park or Ravenhill but Casement is in their sights because it's a GAA stadium.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9428 - 29/07/2021 10:54:14    2365407

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Replying To essmac:  "It's got the go ahead at last. Be great to see it done; current derelict one looks like something out of a disaster movie. Not that it will be a problem for a while, but I wonder what they will do about parking? I used to park the car randomly up on a pavement and hope for the best."
Great to hear a solid statement of intent and hopefully this one doesn't get hijacked with the usual side show of unionist politicians pretending to have 'deep concern' for the safety of people living in Andytown for the first time in their lives!

As for parking, it's a bit like Croker really, best to park a bit away from the stadium and walk in. If your coming off the M1 from Tyrone you might be better taking the Blacks Rd turn off and parking down near Finaghy which is a short walk to Casement and you'd be back on the motorway without major hold ups. The Kennedy Way turn off is closer but busier, especially at weekends/matchday. There are 2 shopping centres plus Boucher road for parking there but they are busy enough at the best of times so I'd say your best bet is the first suggestion there.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2278 - 29/07/2021 12:18:54    2365442

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Great for us north Armagh gaels, train and 20 minute walk to Casement.

sean og (Armagh) - Posts: 1036 - 29/07/2021 12:57:08    2365464

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IS there a train station near Casement?

conman1282 (Tyrone) - Posts: 86 - 29/07/2021 13:10:36    2365471

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What changed with the MORAG to get the go-ahead in the end?

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1514 - 29/07/2021 13:17:07    2365473

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Replying To conman1282:  "IS there a train station near Casement?"
Theres none in Tyrone, Monaghan, Fermanagh or Donegal. There is a handful of stations in Derry and Armagh.

I assume the Ulster Council have a lucid business plan for why this will work which would include ground transportation....Most people will have to drive/bus it as rail services in Ulster are pathetic.

Gator (Monaghan) - Posts: 217 - 29/07/2021 13:20:46    2365477

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Replying To conman1282:  "IS there a train station near Casement?"
Yep, Finaghy Station is about a 5 - 10 minute walk from the stadium

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2278 - 29/07/2021 13:22:01    2365478

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Great news. It was an awful shame the way it went to rack and ruin. Long overdue.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1408 - 29/07/2021 13:34:07    2365486

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Replying To Gator:  "Theres none in Tyrone, Monaghan, Fermanagh or Donegal. There is a handful of stations in Derry and Armagh.

I assume the Ulster Council have a lucid business plan for why this will work which would include ground transportation....Most people will have to drive/bus it as rail services in Ulster are pathetic."
Well surely it's better than the current plan of having it on a county with no station and limited bus routes by comparison

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 29/07/2021 13:41:25    2365490

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Replying To Gator:  "Theres none in Tyrone, Monaghan, Fermanagh or Donegal. There is a handful of stations in Derry and Armagh.

I assume the Ulster Council have a lucid business plan for why this will work which would include ground transportation....Most people will have to drive/bus it as rail services in Ulster are pathetic."
Even if they don't have a plan it'll still be easier to access on match day than Clones was. I dont remember anything in the way of rail routes, parking, bus schedules that were fit for purpose down there.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2278 - 29/07/2021 13:48:57    2365494

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Replying To Bon:  "Great news. It was an awful shame the way it went to rack and ruin. Long overdue."
Was a great place to sit on a grass bank with a can or 2 watching a game back in the early 90s Bon. Black taxi from the city centre bring you right by the ground.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3467 - 29/07/2021 13:53:12    2365496

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Replying To Viking66:  "Was a great place to sit on a grass bank with a can or 2 watching a game back in the early 90s Bon. Black taxi from the city centre bring you right by the ground."
Hopefully when its up and running there'll be plenty more days like that.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1408 - 29/07/2021 19:04:28    2365593

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Great news, long overdue imo.

Big championship matches in Belfast will be fantastic. Looking forward to it!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13408 - 29/07/2021 21:10:00    2365618

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Where is the extra cost going to be paid from ?
GAA or Government ?

IssacBall (Derry) - Posts: 51 - 29/07/2021 22:34:29    2365638

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Brilliant news. It will do Antrim GAA the world of good.
Obviously I still want the ulster finals in Clones but that's for another thread.

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 176 - 30/07/2021 02:37:30    2365656

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Replying To Bon:  "Hopefully when its up and running there'll be plenty more days like that."
Please God. I'll bring the kids up next time Wexford are playing there.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3467 - 30/07/2021 08:02:54    2365667

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The plans look class. Can't wait to visit...hopefully we get a game up there in the not too distant future.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 30/07/2021 12:17:45    2365753

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's long overdue but a very welcome development. Already the Unionist media are today questioning the costs. They never said a word about the redevelopment of Windsor Park or Ravenhill but Casement is in their sights because it's a GAA stadium."
Exactly Ulsterman welk said ! I'm personally delighted it's going ahead

ta32 (Tyrone) - Posts: 4907 - 01/08/2021 17:53:44    2366501

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "It's long overdue but a very welcome development. Already the Unionist media are today questioning the costs. They never said a word about the redevelopment of Windsor Park or Ravenhill but Casement is in their sights because it's a GAA stadium."
Did you have to bring in the unionist angle into the thread immediately.
Why not simply be positive about some good news!!

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2583 - 01/08/2021 23:03:49    2366685

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