Croke Park: the only stadium that the GAA can be truly proud of

Croke Park: the only stadium that the GAA can be truly proud of

Fans will continue to have grounds for discontent as long as the GAA’s enthusiastic amateurs raise and spend millions on inadequate stadiums

It was 1999 when journalist Paul Howard had the brilliant idea of taking Phil Scraton on a tour of a semi-developed Croke Park. An academic and safety expert, standing on Hill 16 that day he was terrified at what he considered a death trap – little wonder, as not long before, those exiting a Dublin-Kildare game had stopped under a bridge on a narrow lane to avoid the rain while thousands piled out behind them.

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