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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: 1269 - 30/06/2019 18:06:43    2203026

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

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1903 - 30/06/2019 18:43:25    2203046

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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: 381 - 06/07/2019 10:29:15    2206167

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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: 291 - 06/07/2019 11:07:38    2206178

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Any update on the re development?

Is there an overall plan, whats next on the list and where are they with fundraising?

I have heard lots but generally pub talk so don't know what real or not.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1269 - 24/02/2020 12:03:35    2269668

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Any update on the re development?

Is there an overall plan, whats next on the list and where are they with fundraising?

I have heard lots but generally pub talk so don't know what real or not."
Not sure myself, maybe someone else can englighten us?

I've posed the question before of what people are expecting in the end? Even if you get a much improved Tuam Stadium at 12'000 capacity (which would be great btw) Pearse is still twice the size and you would imagine will still take priority for the bigger games.

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 291 - 24/02/2020 14:42:20    2269753

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Not sure myself, maybe someone else can englighten us?

I've posed the question before of what people are expecting in the end? Even if you get a much improved Tuam Stadium at 12'000 capacity (which would be great btw) Pearse is still twice the size and you would imagine will still take priority for the bigger games."
Hay shed is next. Then the roof to cover it all. Not sure where they are finance wise to continue on.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 510 - 24/02/2020 21:05:42    2269883

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Replying To SamandLiamSoon:  "Hay shed is next. Then the roof to cover it all. Not sure where they are finance wise to continue on."
Financially they have the money for the new stand improvements which will only be the existing stand firstly. New roof and new seating.
They also plan on developing the field behind the stand for a warm up area..
The late Joe O Toole left money in his will to help towards the redevelopment.

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 238 - 24/02/2020 22:36:00    2269912

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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, LOL. You make Trump look like the editor of the Catholic News.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1030 - 24/02/2020 23:23:29    2269930

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Tuam, the traditional home of development

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 25/02/2020 08:43:59    2269961

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Not sure myself, maybe someone else can englighten us?

I've posed the question before of what people are expecting in the end? Even if you get a much improved Tuam Stadium at 12'000 capacity (which would be great btw) Pearse is still twice the size and you would imagine will still take priority for the bigger games."
Agree but wouldn't it be better to see Tuam filled to captivity rather than 6 or 7 thousand in Salthill.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 482 - 25/02/2020 13:33:15    2270067

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