There has been a lot of speculation as to when the re-developed Páirc Ui Chaoimh will be open.
Initially, the new home of Cork GAA was to be opened for a perspective Cork-Kerry Munster football final. The two counties did their part, however, the ground wasn’t ready.
Nor was it ready for this Sunday’s Munster hurling final – another game with the Rebels involved.
Then it was announed that the Leeside venue would host the double-header in the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals.
However, before seeing inter-county action, the Páirc will host a club game:
|As said by Tomás Mulcahy on the Big Red Bench, SHC rd 3 clash between @GlenRovers_ and @corkitgaa to open new Páirc Uí Chaoimh next Sunday
— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) July 9, 2017
Speaking to Red FM, Tomás Mulcahy revealed that the highly-anticipated opening will happen next weekend with the Cork SHC meeting of Glen Rovers and CIT.
This means that current Cork captain Stephen McDonnell and top forward Pat Horgan will be among the first players to grace the field at the new stadium.
It may not test out the 45,000 capacity, but we are sure that there will be a huge crowd for the opening next Sunday.
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