Pearse Park to receive upgrade

December 22, 2017

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford.©INPHO/Tom Beary

Longford chairman Eamon Reilly has revealed that one of the main focuses for the coming year will be work on Pearse Park.

Talk of work on the county grounds has been ongoing for the past few years, but Reilly stressed to delegates at the county convention that now was time for action.

"Unfortunately, the stand in Pearse Park has been on the agenda for the last number of years. Having agreed a course of action with the National Facilities, Health & Safety Committee in Croke Park and a finance plan with the National Finance Committee we submitted our planning application which was passed by Longford Co Council," said Reilly.

"Their decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanala. A great deal of work has gone on in the background over the last number of weeks to try and resolve the issue and we have now got sight of a letter which has been submitted to An Bord Pleanala withdrawing the objection.

"There has been a few false dawns before so we will wait until we receive this confirmation which will take another five to seven working days, but it looks likely that we will be in a position to proceed with the renovation works in the New Year."

The Midlanders will be hoping to get the redevelopment work on the stadium completed to a satisfactory stage before their 2018 Leinster SFC clash against Meath.

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