Thursday October 29, 2020

GAA may rent council land for pitches

The GAA may have to adapt to a new model in which hurling and football clubs become anchor tenants on municipally-owned sports facilities.

7th April, 2012
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Shamrock Rovers were embroiled in a long legal dispute with GAA club Thomas Davis concerning their tenancy at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Inpho

The GAA may have to adapt to a new model in which hurling and football clubs become anchor tenants on municipally-owned sports facilities, rather than purchasing their own lands, the association's incoming president, Liam O'Neill, has said.

O'Neill said that the GAA community needed to become more open to the idea of sharing lands with other cultural and sporting organisations, if the association was to meet its expanding needs in Leinster. The latest census figures...

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