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    Appreciate its all a bit up in the air at the moment but do u reckon fine park could be astro for the underage stuff.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Appreciate its all a bit up in the air at the moment but do u reckon fine park
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Appreciate its all a bit up in the air at the moment but do u reckon fine park could be astro for the underage stuff.?
    https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2021...-female-teams/

    New base for their women's and girls teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2021...-female-teams/

    New base for their women's and girls teams
    I saw the article my question was around astro in Fin Park for underage games.
    I think it would make sense as maintaining two grass pitches when playing multiple games seems very expensive and difficult particularly when the Finn park pitch has historically been emmmm..... inconsistent.
    Most of the Rovers underage matches take place on the Astro in roadstone for this reason with the grass kept for the senior and 19's (some times)
    Its very ambitious and fair play to Harps to try to keep two stadiums going, would be easy to take the easy option of selling Finn park (if that can be done) and using the money to build out the new stadium.

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    I don't think so. Mr A might know better than me on the subject, but the idea is to keep Finn Park, knock the shed and have basic spectator facilities, and relay the grass pitch again, to the best of my knowledge.

    Nobody wants the astro as a main playing surface. There's a plan for astro pitches between the stadium and training ground, which are about 400 metres apart.

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    Would be a shame to see another club go down the fake pitch route so thatís good to hear.

    Only ourselves and Dundalk atm? Even that is two to many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    I saw the article my question was around astro in Fin Park for underage games.
    I think it would make sense as maintaining two grass pitches when playing multiple games seems very expensive and difficult particularly when the Finn park pitch has historically been emmmm..... inconsistent.
    Most of the Rovers underage matches take place on the Astro in roadstone for this reason with the grass kept for the senior and 19's (some times)
    Its very ambitious and fair play to Harps to try to keep two stadiums going, would be easy to take the easy option of selling Finn park (if that can be done) and using the money to build out the new stadium.
    At the minute we're renting grounds about 5 km away in a local village for the academy teams and also spending on training for the senior team in Letterkenny, so if the new training ground comes on board it should see some funds freed up.

    I'm not sure what the plans are for the pitch at Finn Park but I'd imagine an astro pitch is low on the list of objectives for now.....
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    Plan would be to do a full upgrade on the Finn Park pitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCWA View Post
    Would be a shame to see another club go down the fake pitch route so that’s good to hear.

    Only ourselves and Dundalk atm? Even that is two to many.
    Athlone too, and saw a mention in preseason that Galway were planning on going down that route soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    I don't think so. Mr A might know better than me on the subject, but the idea is to keep Finn Park, knock the shed and have basic spectator facilities, and relay the grass pitch again, to the best of my knowledge.

    Nobody wants the astro as a main playing surface. There's a plan for astro pitches between the stadium and training ground, which are about 400 metres apart.
    Of course that would be a great addition but could it be a case of needs must. How much do Finn harps have to gather up themselves on top of the 4 million. Car raffles and fundraising are a great boost but selling Finn Park could be the quickest and best way to inject the shortfall in costs they need to generate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Plan would be to do a full upgrade on the Finn Park pitch

    Thats great news , delighted to hear that.
    Your guy spoke very well on the rte podcast yesterday,

    (good to see Sean Boyd scoring for you in last nights friendly against Sligo)
    Last edited by sbgawa; 06/04/2021 at 12:37 PM.

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    Bohs awarded 918,750 Euro from the Large Scale Sports Investment Fund for the redevelopment of Dalymount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCSIL View Post
    Bohs awarded 918,750 Euro from the Large Scale Sports Investment Fund for the redevelopment of Dalymount.
    Bohs awarded zero.
    Dublin City Council given funding go ahead to finalise Architect/prep work for new Dalymount Stadium. The second or third time this has been announced by the politicians.

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    Here's a link to some coverage anyway https://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...-40292538.html
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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    This has definitely been announced before.
    Given that the new pitch is going to have between 2 and potentially 4 matches every week with Shels and bohs sharing i hope they still go for grass.
    If its astro we could end up with Dundalk, Shels, Bohs, Derry all in the premier and all on astro

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    I suspect artifical turf is the future of football outside of the top leagues. It just makes sense financially re both installing (costs more than grass to put in, but can attract grant funding) and operating (costs less to maintain than grass). And then there's the fact it can increase revenues for the owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    I suspect artifical turf is the future of football outside of the top leagues. It just makes sense financially re both installing (costs more than grass to put in, but can attract grant funding) and operating (costs less to maintain than grass). And then there's the fact it can increase revenues for the owners.
    It's also crap, and players hate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    It's also crap, and players hate it.
    100% and also lots of clubs are reluctant to let their players go on loan to clubs with astro.
    It crossed my mind is that how come the liverpool loanee goalkeeper ended up at Pats and not Dundalk.

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    I’ll miss the Jodi stand when it’s gone. It’s my favourite away ground for watching a game. It will be interesting how the project goes , IMO the 6k capacity is a bit conservative.

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