Galway - Parking tickets at Pearse Stadium........
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18/10/2010 11:33:57
techland
County: Galway
Posts: 489

798456
Any comments about the parking tickets at Pearse Stadium yesterday?
18/10/2010 12:18:01
ref
County: Galway
Posts: 161

798502
If cars park illegally they get tickets. The Gardáí were flat out given them out yesterday.
18/10/2010 12:57:04
techland
County: Galway
Posts: 489

798550
so why have they never done it before?i park there for every galway game and have never got a ticket before.will they do it if galway have a championship game next summer and theres thousands of cars parked illegally?
18/10/2010 12:58:01
Loughgeorge
County: Galway
Posts: 198

798553
Know lots of people who got tickets yesterday. Got a Ticket parked in a spot I have been parking in for 20 years. Parked safely and obstructing nobody I for one won't be going to Pearse Stadium again
31/10/2010 20:18:37
Supermacs88
County: Galway
Posts: 227

806860
Absolute outrage and disgrace,shame on the Gardai and the County Board!!!!!!!!!!
01/11/2010 09:37:34
sunnyside
County: Galway
Posts: 2

806951
I have parked in or around the same area for most county finals and have never been fined, i think it is very uinfair as they were looking for a quick way to make some money and what better way than the vulnerable gaa lover who may i add payed enough to get into the game as it was!! I would love to go to the replay (maybe if it was changed to athenry i would) but i am angry, so i will boycott pearse stadium sunday week out of protest and i hope others do too....also it should'v been televised in the first place!!
01/11/2010 11:34:04
the.stig
County: Galway
Posts: 16

807006
Is it any wonder that the Gardai have lost respect over the years when they go on with this type of nonsense.
I got a ticket yesterday as well, obstructing nobody so that's what ****** me off. When I was parking a garda car drove by twice
and they said nothing, thought that was very nice of them
01/11/2010 11:36:37
offthepost
County: Galway
Posts: 60

807009
got one at the football final, not too impressed, same soft targets everytime
01/11/2010 11:38:45
manager5
County: Galway
Posts: 569

807011
if ye had looked at my post from two weeks ago ye wud have realised the guards had done that for the county football final aswel.
01/11/2010 14:41:41
Loughgeorge
County: Galway
Posts: 198

807164
Got my €40 fine in the Post 2day for the football Final. Had parked on Dr Mannix Rd in the same spot as I have for past 30 Years. The sickening thing is that a Garda was standing acroos the road when we were parking and said nothing. Will NEVER be going to Pearse again. Looking forward to the trip down to Tuam next Sunday to support our Club Teams
01/11/2010 17:42:57
bhugoysterc
County: Galway
Posts: 44

807365
@ Loughgeorge. If you have been parking illegally for 20 year try dividing the amount of times you've parked there by the fine you got and it will probably be good value. Can we keep this forum about GAA please
01/11/2010 18:12:39
eastwest
County: Galway
Posts: 244

807399
bhugoysterc, if you don't like the thread, why are you participating on it? I agree totally with Loughgeorge, who didn't deserve the response you gave him
01/11/2010 18:29:01
Pumpitinlow
County: Galway
Posts: 551

807425
hes obviosly a cop or one of his family is cop hence why hes backing them up so much if u are a cop why don ya go out an do somethin usefull wit urself on a sunday other than pick on a paying gaa fan that isnt doin anythin outta d way
01/11/2010 21:03:20
Clostoken
County: Galway
Posts: 5

807570
Though both Clarenbridge and Loughrea deserved great credit for a very entertaining county final yesterday. Again, the GAA secured a replay and another €100k after a controversial free towards the end. However, the biggest winner and at the same time the biggest loser was the cowardly guard(s) that posted parking offence notices on people's cars.I agree some people take the p*** when parking cars on match day. But yesterday most of the cars that received notices were causing no obstructions what so ever. Are we goig to take this lying down or stand up and fight for common sense and fairness!
01/11/2010 21:30:27
anygivensunday
County: Galway
Posts: 19

807607
disgusted after yesterday
final was fine except for the tactics applied by Loughrea. Is there a more cynical team in hurling.
Saw conway in the terraces - he would have done a better job reffing, at least be within 60 yards of the play - outside ref for the replay??

got myself a parking ticket for my troubles so have now concluded that I will not drive my sorry arse for an hour in future through city traffic to get to an excuse of a stadium in a location where the locals do not want it.
Car was left safe and absoluatly no obstruction to no one. the siochanna will clear some profit from yesteday - where else does one park if not on the side of the road. Galway GAA has lost another patron for its city matches.
01/11/2010 22:00:36
Clostoken
County: Galway
Posts: 5

807646
Agree that the standard of refereeing was brutal. Ref was always 50 yards behind the play which is far from good enough for a county final. First goal for Clarebnridge should have been a free out after the Loughrea corner back was blatenly pushed in the back. Draw was probably fairest result but the ref secured his bonus for seeking out the replay.

Won't be going to the replay after the sham afterwards. Total disgrace by the guards. Spoke with a friend on the way out who had just received a ticket even though his car was parked on the road, no yellow lines, and not obstructing anything. Poor man was raging as the day had already cost him €60 for himself and the family. Add another €40 for the fine and things start getting expensive for an out of work father of three doing his best to look after his family. Gardai and the GAA should be ashamed of themselves.
02/11/2010 09:52:19
bhugoysterc
County: Galway
Posts: 44

807674
Lads if you received a ticket not on a yellow line, not obstructing anything take a photo of it (camera-phone) bring it to court and make an ass of the guard that signed it. Or show him the photo and he will pull the summons. other than that....you were actually illegally parked???
03/11/2010 09:46:55
Iwannahurl
County: Galway
Posts: 8

808483
Could anyone who was slapped with a parking fine recently during a match in Pearse Stadium please supply the relevant details?

Fans are saying parking tickets were given for "no reason". Can that be true? If so, it was clearly an error for any Garda to issue a parking fine to any motorist that was not illegally parked (as per Traffic & Parking Regulations and the Rules of the Road).

If it is also true that Garda officers were allowing fans to park illegally in certain areas 'under their noses', only to hit them with a fine later while the match was on, then that makes little sense and is bound to cause frustration and confusion.

Specific details are required in order to get to the bottom of this. If you were fined, where and how were you parked? What was the exact position of your vehicle in the roadway, in relation to other vehicles, driveways, junctions, traffic signs & markings, pedestrian facilities etc? Can you name the street you were parked on, and perhaps identify a landmark to show your exact location?

I would like to collate all the information to see what needs to be done to avoid a repeat of all this grief.
03/11/2010 10:25:12
Administrator
County: All
Posts: 535

808508
There are two threads currently on this topic so everything is being incorporated into this thread.

31/10/2010 16:47:16
Supermacs88
County: Galway
Posts: 90

Their was parking fines issued outside Pearse Stadium today for what reason I really dont know!
Cars that were parked legally around the ground that were in no breach of anyone's home etc..
It really is a joke when honest citizens go to enjoy a Hurling Match and have to get hit with such ridiculous fines! Where is the common sense in all this?
An Absolute Disgrace.
If someone parks directly outside someones drive well fair enough but this is just ridiculous.
but this is Ridiculous!!

31/10/2010 19:01:10
sent_the_ball_n
County: Galway
Posts: 4

Same thing happened outside kenny park earlier in the year in perfectly safe and legal spaces... Fine I received was never followed up on

31/10/2010 19:43:32
eastwest
County: Galway
Posts: 123

Any info on people who were at the football game a couple of weeks back. I would have no sympathy if anyone was blocking a driveway or if emergency vehicles could be obstructed, but if you aren't causing an obstruction, then there shouldn't be parking tickets. Our County Board should go watch how an event like the ploughing championships organise their parking, and five times todays attendance go to that. Why don't they work with the Gardai, put some stewards along to work with them, and organise it properly.

31/10/2010 19:57:38
Supermacs88
County: Galway
Posts: 90

The thing that annoyed me most of all was that a Guard was standing beside the spot when I was parking the car and He was chatting to us about the match and there was no problem with where I was parking because I was not obstructing anything or any1!
Seriously have they not got more important things to be doing like out catching people drink driving and speeding rather than handing out fines for nothing!
Common sense should surely prevail!
I feel sorry for all the other people that got fined aswell especially the people that brought young kids to the game, having to pay for their entry,food,programme and then have a "RIDICULOUS" fine giving to them on top of that!
It also happened at the County Football Final Last Weekend aswell!
It will certainly make me think twice about attending GAA matches in Pearse Stadium from now on!

31/10/2010 20:22:17
1988
County: Galway
Posts: 353

Due to the lack of OT for the public servents methinks.

01/11/2010 08:49:36
backinexile
County: Galway
Posts: 12

where were these fines given out?
I didn't see any fines given out yesterday.
also i have been going to Pearse Stadium since it re-opened and have never been fined for parking around the stadium

01/11/2010 15:33:33
Supermacs88
County: Galway
Posts: 90

They were issued to vehicles parked outside the grounds of pearse stadium down Dr Mannix Road!

01/11/2010 17:10:40
bhugoysterc
County: Galway
Posts: 34

You think going to a GAA match allows you to obstruct traffic and break the law as unfair as it is....reds! D'unbelievables sketch comes to mind

01/11/2010 17:21:06
Supermacs88
County: Galway
Posts: 90

Reds???
I didnt see any difference in the parking outside Terryland Park on a Friday night watching Mervue or Galway Utd
to Pearse Stadium on Sunday but where is the consistancy...

01/11/2010 17:38:46
bhugoysterc
County: Galway
Posts: 34

never driven to Terryland...are there double yellow lines?

01/11/2010 18:15:31
eastwest
County: Galway
Posts: 123

Many of the cars were parked where there were no yellow lines, cones or barrier tape, causing no obstruction to anyone or anything.

01/11/2010 18:21:20
Supermacs88
County: Galway
Posts: 90

NO yellow lines, NO Bollards,NO cones, NO signs just a moron Garda that told me it was ok to park there.....................
03/11/2010 10:27:03
Administrator
County: All
Posts: 535

808511
There are two threads currently on this topic so everything is being incorporated into this thread.

01/11/2010 18:26:41
Pumpitinlow
County: Galway
Posts: 242

807420
bhugyosterc is obviously a cop defendin them at every chance he gets,its a disgrace that the cops cant leave the paying gaa fan alone for one day of the year more in their line to be out doing somethin useful,where do they expect us ta park 5-6 miles down the road

01/11/2010 18:39:00
eastwest
County: Galway
Posts: 123

807438
Whats this about terryland? Didn't think there was any traffic problems around there, with their 20 townie fans

01/11/2010 19:53:17
eye8tipp
County: USA
Posts: 121

807495
Read forum title halt halt or get some help to read them

01/11/2010 21:17:28
Clostoken
County: Galway
Posts: 5

807591
No debate on this matter. I counted over 37 cars with tickets between Perse Stadium and Devon Park. Most of these cars were causing no obstruction what so ever. If people had thought for one minute that they were parking illegaly, then they would have parked elsewhere. However, with Pearse Stadium plonked in the middle of housing estates with no car parking facilities, the least you could expect from the GAA would be to lay on traffic stewards on the day helping people park up. As for the ignorant guard(s), your job is meant to help out people in the local cummunity, not to take money from those that already find it hard to put food on the table for their families.

01/11/2010 21:28:23
Halthalt
County: Galway
Posts: 9

807602
Thanks Tipp Hater !!!

02/11/2010 09:57:16
bhugoysterc
County: Galway
Posts: 34

807677
lads its very simple these days to take a photo (s) of the position of your car when fined. If there are no yellow lines and no obstruction sort it out with the guard that signed the ticket....if not shut up about it.

02/11/2010 12:51:59
galwgal
County: Galway
Posts: 53

807819
how did co board think that one school car park wud suffice for the crowds they were expecting to the co final , complete joke they dont seem to care for genuine hurling/football supporters that will go regardless of where they place the finals. with all the discontent id imagine the enda's carpark will be enuf as alot of people will not travel to stadium sunday week

03/11/2010 09:42:27
Iwannahurl
County: Galway
Posts: 2

808482
Could anyone who was slapped with a parking fine recently during a match in Pearse Stadium please supply the relevant details?

Fans are saying parking tickets were given for "no reason". Can that be true? If so, it was clearly an error for any Garda to issue a parking fine to any motorist that was not illegally parked (as per Traffic & Parking Regulations and the Rules of the Road).

If it is true that Garda officers were allowing fans to park illegally in certain areas 'under their noses', only to hit them with a fine later while the match was on, then that makes little sense and is bound to cause frustration and confusion.

Specific details are required in order to get to the bottom of this. If you were fined, where and how were you parked? What was the exact position of your vehicle in the roadway, in relation to other vehicles, driveways, junctions, traffic signs & markings, pedestrian facilities etc? Can you name the street you were parked on, and perhaps identify a landmark to indicate your exact location?

I would like to collate all the information to see what needs to be done to avoid similar grief in future.

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