'There's more sand on it than Youghal beach'

February 26, 2018

A sandy Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Pic via Michael Verney (@mlverney) on Twitter.

Spectators and armchair supporters alike were taken aback by the state of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch during yesterday's Allianz Hurling League clash between Cork and Waterford.

Pockets of sand were visible all over the pitch, leading to the sliotar becoming stuck in the sand on occasions. The condition of the pitch was all the more surprising considering that over €80 million was spend on redeveloping Cork HQ and that it hadn't hosted a game since the Rebels' opening round victory over Kilkenny on January 27.

The stadium also staged the Allianz Football League encounter between Cork and Cavan yesterday.

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