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    Yep, love Tolka, grew up less than a mile away from it. Too late for a campaign to save it though.Once the Archdiocese and the GAA did a three card trick on the land bank south of the Tolka, the stadiums fate was sealed.Grace Park Road will now continue through what was the Ballybough end across the river to access the new development.Even if the shels fans throw up as many obstacles as they can( and good luck to them) DCC will CPO the remainder of the lease for the stadium for the road and for the promised social housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    Unfortunately I cant see the campaign getting far. Its a bit like our plans for Inchicore the current housing crisis trumps everything at the moment. The council will have to get the balance right as you don't want a city in the future with no public amenities. When Tolka gets demolished then Richmond Road is another road in the city but they need housing fast and cant see them not using a site in that part of the city.
    The State declared its intention in Project Ireland 2040 of ensuring that 80% of population growth over the next 20yrs takes place outside of Greater Dublin. There is always a degree of disconnect between what governments say they want to do and their actions via short-term decisions, policies and budgets, so it's easy to be cynical about that ambition. Though if they can make some of the proposed infrastructure projects happen in places like Cork then they will have some chance of delivering better population spread/balance.

    So all being well, in 5-10yrs time the housing pressure on Dublin will have started to ease. Which could open up opportunities for a Pats project again ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    There was a good article on Tolka park movement on RTE website today. Shane Dawson ex setanta sports commentator was on one of the podcasts LOI Central recently chatting about it . Whether its too late is another days story. The timings weird why did they not do this in the first place?
    I don't know anything about this, but it could have just been something as basic as the right people not being involved/around/available prior to now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    We had something similar in Richmond for a long time.
    C703 - 1966 St. Patrick's Athletic v Waterford at Richmond Park | Irish Photo Archive (photoshelter.com)
    Not forgetting the Shed in the Carlisle Grounds (demolished 2006), also a Belfast Truss Roof.

    I have a nice pic, but it doesn't seem to want to let me post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebray View Post
    Not forgetting the Shed in the Carlisle Grounds (demolished 2006), also a Belfast Truss Roof.

    I have a nice pic, but it doesn't seem to want to let me post it.
    I assume this is the one:



    (From the club's website: https://braywanderersfc.ie/carlisle-grounds/ )

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebray View Post
    Not forgetting the Shed in the Carlisle Grounds (demolished 2006), also a Belfast Truss Roof.

    I have a nice pic, but it doesn't seem to want to let me post it.
    Hard to believe itís gone that long. I remember watching a few games in it.

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    The same indeed, but from the front ...

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    Well, it's a start, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Well, it's a start, I suppose.
    Where's Fitzer???? It is a start, and maybe further on than just the group being set up with feasibility studies already done and allegedly architect plans done up previously also or so we were told.

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    Let's hope it actually happens, and gets built before 2030.

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    I'm sure some of yous have seen this. I hope Dundalk fans keep putting some pressure on those involved.

    https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/...riel-park.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToberonaTornado View Post
    I'm sure some of yous have seen this. I hope Dundalk fans keep putting some pressure on those involved.

    https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/...riel-park.html
    Thats a bit of a coup getting Brendan Ogle in from his work in UNITE. Didnt know hes a Dundalk fan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    Thats a bit of a coup getting Brendan Ogle in from his work in UNITE. Didnt know hes a Dundalk fan?
    Lifelong fan and his Dad Bobby previously also. Dont often agree with him but if he brings some bite to this committee then great.

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    To he honest, I think this committee is just window dressing, designed to try and appear as if some meaningful ground development is on the agenda. I donít expect to see any significant movement on ground development in the short or medium term. Iíd love to be proven wrong but decades of no investment in the ground has me very skeptical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    To he honest, I think this committee is just window dressing, designed to try and appear as if some meaningful ground development is on the agenda. I don’t expect to see any significant movement on ground development in the short or medium term. I’d love to be proven wrong but decades of no investment in the ground has me very skeptical.
    I'd be sceptical like yourself but i think that apart from the FC bunch there's a decent cross section of people and a lot of egos there that could actually drive this on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    To he honest, I think this committee is just window dressing, designed to try and appear as if some meaningful ground development is on the agenda. I don’t expect to see any significant movement on ground development in the short or medium term. I’d love to be proven wrong but decades of no investment in the ground has me very skeptical.
    Its a start and no more, be nice to knock the skeptics back though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    To he honest, I think this committee is just window dressing, designed to try and appear as if some meaningful ground development is on the agenda. I don’t expect to see any significant movement on ground development in the short or medium term. I’d love to be proven wrong but decades of no investment in the ground has me very skeptical.
    It would be great if something came to pass but I'd fear the same. It wouldn't need to be the most expensive project of all time. Something like the stands Larne have put in behind each goal would make a massive improvement. A new main stand would probably cost a bit tbf. I'd imagine it would be quite difficult to do much on the main stand side of the ground without knocking the existing structure?
    Last edited by bohsmug; 26/07/2021 at 10:19 AM.

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    A renovation of the main stand in Oriel, extending out the sides, and filling in the two ends, and you've got a grand ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    To he honest, I think this committee is just window dressing, designed to try and appear as if some meaningful ground development is on the agenda. I donít expect to see any significant movement on ground development in the short or medium term. Iíd love to be proven wrong but decades of no investment in the ground has me very skeptical.
    I'd be minded to agree. You don't need a committee to improve a stadium, & it's not like Dundalk have a tradition of committees for everything either. It feels like that jogging-walk that players do when being subbed off whilst 1 goal up - i.e. an attempt to look like you're in a hurry when you're clearly going as slow as you can possibly get away with.

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