The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby Ranty » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:02 pm

hurlinghero wrote:Just one question has someone been paid for this pitch job ? Does anyone know who worked on the pitch? The weather cant be blamed as we had a long period of dry weather.


Don't know if Bob's neighbour has been paid but the job didn't leave the parish in any case. Can't post any names here in case
we are called 'up the steps', but am reliably informed that the people who laid that bog are our own, so to speak.
Wouldn't really blame them for the mess as everybody has known for yonks that this place required expertise not locally available
due to the proximity of that awful river whose banks they sing about. They call them in now to add a few more millions to the bill. Ouch.
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby stfrancis » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:25 pm

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... 65Hp&ampcf



This article has the turf crowd interviewed back in the day when Moynihan and leen were lauding the project. Interesting turftech actually say it in the article the pitch needs grow rigd because of the size of the stand
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby Twohands » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:33 pm

The architect’s piece is interesting in that article. Very clear that if they were starting from scratch the stadium would have been very different.
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby tipp-ex » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:23 pm

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0205/ ... 12-months/

If thats the case, you can forget home games in the Munster Championship - just close it and do it properly and stop spinning the "it'll be alright" bullcrap
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Postby Podsy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 pm

tipp-ex wrote:https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0205/1027636-expert-says-pairc-ui-chaoimh-work-may-take-12-months/

If thats the case, you can forget home games in the Munster Championship - just close it and do it properly and stop spinning the "it'll be alright" bullcrap


Read that earlier, and yer man couldn't be more vague - "if", "maybe", "could", etc. He hasn't even seen the pitch, he freely admits.

The pitch is in a state but RTE can surely do better than some sensationalist waffle from an "expert" who's never been on the job.
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby tipp-ex » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:05 am

Gaa: 'There was no solo run': Cork GAA officials defend handling of senior administrator's redundancy
http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingne ... harebutton

Bit of openness at last, hard questions being tolerated.

But I still see one or two delegates are worried about what the newspapers say about Cork while Bob Ryan, well......words fail me when it comes to the sheer brass neck of that fella. He hasn't gone away you know
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby Dorcha » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:14 pm

It is indeed good to see questions being answered instead of being pushed aside. Long may it continue. In time it may improve the whole GAA in Cork, because good ideas often come from the floor.
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby Lurker » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:26 pm

“A number of people looked at the pitch and the groundstaff, led by Stephen Forrest, have done great work. Our concerns were weather-related rather than anything else."

So if the crowd who laid the pitch have done great work, who's fault is it that it's in shit?
Bob quick to point the finger despite the (exact) same thing happening under his watch last year. Brass neck indeed, tipp-ex.
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby producer ben » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm

€95.8m seems to be the figure lads.

You get a free pitch revamp with that though!

Statement issued on behalf of Coiste Contae Chorcaí & The Board of Páirc Uí Chaoimh



The Board of Páirc Uí Chaoimh asked two members, Michael O'Flynn and Tom Gray, to examine how figures presented in the audited accounts of Cork Co Board for the year ended October 31 2018 and those attributed to Peter Mc Kenna in the Examiner interview on December 14 2018, were arrived at and to clarify the current estimated full cost of the stadium redevelopment.

The completion of a report into the cost of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium redevelopment has returned an estimated cost of €95.8m.

This report was based on all information made available to the two board members and was presented to the board this afternoon.

In completing the report, Tom Gray and Michael O'Flynn have examined extensive documentation relevant to the redevelopment and have consulted extensively with all stakeholders on all relevant matters.

In arriving at the final estimated cost, provision has been made for the full replacement of the pitch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

In this regard, the Executive of Cork County Board has decided that Cork’s remaining Allianz League fixtures, including the double headers with Ladies Football, will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn.

A final decision on whether to undertake a full pitch replacement or other remediation work on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch will be taken by the stadium board in the immediate future.

The Board will be making no further comment on these matters.
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Re: The Re-Development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Postby Twohands » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:56 pm

Good to see from the report of last nights meeting that John O’Flynn continues to talk a lot of sense. Good to see also that Kevin O’Donovan hasn’t succumbed to the temptation to use the same tactics against those who are raising questions that would have been deemed acceptable by many under the old regime. I seem to recall in the past instances of people being admonished for asking about terms of employment on the basis that these were personal details which could not even be shared in full with the entire executive. While I would have had some sympathy for a view that there was a more appropriate forum for last nights discussion and that expecting the executive to engage in detailed conversation about what is, presumably, a confidential settlement was misguided, it is good to see that a reasonable effort was made to respect the role played by delegates. I also wonder whether those who were quick to admonish Kevin himself over the last two years for departing from the ‘executive’ line will be as quick to criticize other office holders for doing the same.

The most worrying aspect of the discussion was that there appears to be a group who see the involvement of Croke Park, in circumstances where Cork would otherwise be on our knees financially, as sinister. You could also read some of the questions as suggesting that some people believed that if the full executive had discussed the arrangement a majority of the executive might have insisted on either a higher payment or a reversal of the decision that the role was redundant. If that is the case on something like this, then it doesn’t bode well for the ability to get consensus on some of the more radical things that are going to be required to move Cork GAA forward. Kevin O Donovan and Tracey might need a lot more of the patience they seem to have shown last night.

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