€70 million is going into the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, home of Cork GAA, but at present there is no major progress being made.
The target is that it will be ready by June 2nd, 2017, and while it does not appear to be making any major progress at present, it is anticipated that it will be ready in time.
Cork GAA chairman Ger Lane spoke of his confidence that it will meet the deadline, after John Sisk and Sons were appointed as contractors last month.
“We are very confident that the project will be completed by June 2, 2017. I think there is a great sense of anticipation within the GAA community and among sports people in general about this project.
“The board has worked very closely with Cork City Council and its appointed consultants for Marina Park to ensure that the facility integrates with the public park.”
However, these photos which were shared by Mary White on social media today paint a different picture.
— Mary White (@mary_white33) December 28, 2015
Nonetheless, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are stadiums, and the banks of the Lee could yet be hosting top class intercounty action in 18 months time. It is a ground which has hosted some of the great games in the Munster football and hurling championships, and we can’t wait until it’s re-opened.
While we’re talking about Cork GAA today, it would be almost negligent to not mention this tweet sent last night.
Storm Frank. An extreme force of nature experienced for decades by delegates at Cork County Board meetings.
— Colm O’Callaghan (@aslinndubh) December 29, 2015