RedC Poll: Micheál Martin’s position on Páirc Uí Chaoimh renaming shared by public

Poll shows deep dissatisfaction with GAA’s approach to selling naming rights of its historic grounds

Just 15 per cent of respondents to the poll said they supported the GAA’s move to rename historic stadiums through commercial sponsorships Picture: Getty

Tánaiste Micheál Martin blew the debate over Cork GAA’s proposed renaming of the city’s iconic Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium wide open when he waded into the row to express his dissatisfaction.

“Deeply disappointed & annoyed at the proposal to change the name of Páirc Uí Chaoimh,” Martin said in a post on X of the plans to rebrand the stadium as ‘SuperValu Páirc’.

“Pádraig Uí Chaoimh was a key figure in the formation of the ...