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Anyone got any idea what's happening over the coming months here?

I see planning permission was granted for a new stand last July but have seen exactly what that entails, if there's work being done elsewhere or what's happening. Is the fact that the lights haven't been put back up an indication that there's something coming soon or what's the reason?

Anyone got any solid information? Surely it's high on the priority list at this stage

Jinxie (Meath) - 26/10/2016 19:48:03    1929312

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Replying To Jinxie:  "Anyone got any idea what's happening over the coming months here?

I see planning permission was granted for a new stand last July but have seen exactly what that entails, if there's work being done elsewhere or what's happening. Is the fact that the lights haven't been put back up an indication that there's something coming soon or what's the reason?

Anyone got any solid information? Surely it's high on the priority list at this stage"
Diggers moving in Tuesday by all accounts

Brownepat (Meath) - 27/10/2016 09:20:57    1929401

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Is Navan getting a new stand?? never seen a thing about it, long overdue at this stage. unfortunately our home ground is a reflection of our current team
a crumbling mess from a bygone age

maybe both will rise in 2017

brian (Meath) - 27/10/2016 10:42:22    1929431

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It'll be an awful stand if the Dunganny development is anything to go by

VernonSmith (Meath) - 27/10/2016 11:00:59    1929436

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Replying To Jinxie:  "Anyone got any idea what's happening over the coming months here?

I see planning permission was granted for a new stand last July but have seen exactly what that entails, if there's work being done elsewhere or what's happening. Is the fact that the lights haven't been put back up an indication that there's something coming soon or what's the reason?

Anyone got any solid information? Surely it's high on the priority list at this stage"
I know planning permission was granted in 2012 for a new stand on the same footprint but reduced height and to terrace both grass banks and provide new toilets but thought that had expired, has it been renewed?? I think the present board had more detailed plans which included transferring all media facilities to the existing terrace and improving it too.

Richieq (Meath) - 27/10/2016 11:09:09    1929438

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We are waiting for Leinster Council and Croke Park to confirm what type of investment they are going to put into Navan. If it is the lower end of the scale we will get a new stand and terracing behind the goals. If it is bells and whistles, the pitch will be realigned and we will get a 25/30,000 capacity fancy stadium.
Nothing will happen until we get the go ahead, which is why the floodlights are lying on the ground around Pairc Tailteann, which is one of the most depressing sights every time you walk into the ground.

Roger (Meath) - 27/10/2016 11:51:15    1929451

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Roger

Cheers for that,

I had also heard that about the pitch being turned 90' alright with the existing terrace being behind one goal but wasn't sure if that had been taken further.
What's the timescale on croke Park or leinster council making a decision on things.

Jinxie (Meath) - 27/10/2016 12:03:37    1929455

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If that's true Roger great news for us

Unfortunately i think the Leinster council want their new stadium out along the M7 or something.. so mosty counties can access it easily enough

brian (Meath) - 27/10/2016 12:18:06    1929462

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Whats the logic in turning it 90 degrees? Can they not rebuild within the current dimensions?

RoyalBadger (Meath) - 27/10/2016 17:02:21    1929595

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Good opportunity to get the pitch sorted too.

Irish_downunder (Meath) - 27/10/2016 17:23:24    1929601

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A decision was supposed to come at the end of the summer. A few other counties are lobbying for the big spend - Kildare and Dublin. Leinster Council and Croke Park have talked the talk, now it's time to get their finger out.
A lot of the good work on this has been done by the men who got the the centre built at Dunganny, like Liam Mulvihill and Noel Dempsey.

Roger (Meath) - 27/10/2016 17:31:29    1929603

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Replying To Roger:  "A decision was supposed to come at the end of the summer. A few other counties are lobbying for the big spend - Kildare and Dublin. Leinster Council and Croke Park have talked the talk, now it's time to get their finger out.
A lot of the good work on this has been done by the men who got the the centre built at Dunganny, like Liam Mulvihill and Noel Dempsey."
I would agree there, PT is a bit of a no brainer for me really as it is one of the few existing grounds in Leinster with sufficient scope and size to be developed into a fit for purpose mid size stadium. Other nearby counties such as Kildare, Louth, Dublin, Westmeath, Longford do not have grounds that could be expanded into stadiums capable of holding 20-30'000 spectators, we do and we have a motorway running right alongside the town giving direct access to the M50. North and West Leinster does not have such a fit for purpose ground and all the decent stadia are in the south or middle of the province such as Wexford park, Nowlan Park, O'Connor Park and O'Moore Park. The needs of the Dubs are stand alone from the rest of Leinster, they need their own ground capable of holding about 25'000 given their support levels and they should have had it long before now but then again we should have seen improvements to PT long before now. Leinster Council did commit to spending anywhere between €6-20 million on Navan earlier in the year and I heard of feasibility studies that were to be presented to delegates during the summer but obviously there is a delay, hopefully something positive will be announced either at the last meeting or at convention.

Richieq (Meath) - 28/10/2016 03:11:00    1929734

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Replying To Irish_downunder:  "Good opportunity to get the pitch sorted too."
Jesus the pitch is in serious nick. It only went bad for a spell when the lights were there and it was used non stop for matches and trainings

VernonSmith (Meath) - 28/10/2016 12:03:20    1929787

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Replying To VernonSmith:  "Jesus the pitch is in serious nick. It only went bad for a spell when the lights were there and it was used non stop for matches and trainings"
I wouldn't put it in top 5 in county anyways.

Irish_downunder (Meath) - 28/10/2016 13:20:07    1929813

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Replying To Irish_downunder:  "I wouldn't put it in top 5 in county anyways."
At a push I'd pick maybe 2/3 that are better - Trim, Dunshaughlin, Stamullen

VernonSmith (Meath) - 28/10/2016 15:21:59    1929859

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Replying To VernonSmith:  "At a push I'd pick maybe 2/3 that are better - Trim, Dunshaughlin, Stamullen"
I'd have to give Kilbride a mention here. They've got a fabulous playing surface.

jackhackett (Meath) - 28/10/2016 15:52:13    1929866

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There are some excellent surfaces in the county. PT is very good but not the best.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - 30/10/2016 22:15:41    1930309

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "There are some excellent surfaces in the county. PT is very good but not the best."
when usage is taken into account it is the best nigh on 30 games in last 6 weeks the others be no where near that

Brownepat (Meath) - 31/10/2016 19:36:59    1930487

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Skryne is another one which tends to have a very good surface.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - 31/10/2016 20:33:07    1930505

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Trim and Don Ash are probably the two best playing surfaces in the county at the moment.

Wedgie (Meath) - 31/10/2016 21:22:23    1930519

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