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Replying To The_analyser:  "Connacht GAA was moving it to bekan but Aughnasheelin said no to it as they believed that venue isn't good enough for a Connacht semi final."
I think they were 100% correct in saying the "Mayo Centre of Excellence" is not a suitable venue for a Connacht semi final. There is little to no cover for supporters and the pitches are wide open to the elements. Most club grounds have better facilities and are more suitable than Bekan. They moved the Connacht junior final to there on Saturday and conditions were horrible. That was a disgraceful decision. The real issue here though is that 2 of the worst pitches in Leitrim are our county grounds. Pairc Sean needs to be fully drained with a new surface. I know they have planned to improve it, but it would need a complete overhaul. For Connacht GAA to try and just move the match to Bekan later in the day to "just get it played and out of the way" is hugely disrespectful to the players who would have prepared themselves and their meals around a game due to take place at 1.30. It wouldn't happen to a senior semi final!!

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 67 - 21/11/2022 08:32:41    2448260

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Replying To TaytoFoley:  "I think they were 100% correct in saying the "Mayo Centre of Excellence" is not a suitable venue for a Connacht semi final. There is little to no cover for supporters and the pitches are wide open to the elements. Most club grounds have better facilities and are more suitable than Bekan. They moved the Connacht junior final to there on Saturday and conditions were horrible. That was a disgraceful decision. The real issue here though is that 2 of the worst pitches in Leitrim are our county grounds. Pairc Sean needs to be fully drained with a new surface. I know they have planned to improve it, but it would need a complete overhaul. For Connacht GAA to try and just move the match to Bekan later in the day to "just get it played and out of the way" is hugely disrespectful to the players who would have prepared themselves and their meals around a game due to take place at 1.30. It wouldn't happen to a senior semi final!!"
All very true. Pair Sean and ballnamore pitches were never Good playing surfaces. Ballnamore currently woking to improve the pitch there. Always preferred cloone as the second county grounds and leitrim always seemed to perform well there.

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 50 - 21/11/2022 10:51:16    2448287

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Replying To Thejampot:  "All very true. Pair Sean and ballnamore pitches were never Good playing surfaces. Ballnamore currently woking to improve the pitch there. Always preferred cloone as the second county grounds and leitrim always seemed to perform well there."
Cloone is middling at best, played there a month ago and it was as bad as Pairc Sean was last weekend.
We need to consider getting some sort of astro facility of our own rather than sending teams to the dome at short notice

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 322 - 22/11/2022 16:40:33    2448449

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "Cloone is middling at best, played there a month ago and it was as bad as Pairc Sean was last weekend.
We need to consider getting some sort of astro facility of our own rather than sending teams to the dome at short notice"
I would have thought the centre of excellence would be fine or even Annaduff? Even somewhere like Drumshanbo or Leitrim Gaels would have been able to hold a game at short notice? Both have fairly ok pitches.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 453 - 22/11/2022 21:19:33    2448468

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Replying To Square_B:  "I would have thought the centre of excellence would be fine or even Annaduff? Even somewhere like Drumshanbo or Leitrim Gaels would have been able to hold a game at short notice? Both have fairly ok pitches."
To be honest with you, most club pitches in Leitrim would have been able to hold the game. But the old county ground rule means they couldn't be used. The rule seems like a bit of a joke when Connacht GAA can turn around and say Bekan can be classed as a county ground!! Most clubs have better facilities, surrounds and shelter for supporters than Bekan. The way the weather has been this week, it looks like Bekan will be the venue unfortunately.

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 67 - 24/11/2022 09:58:18    2448576

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Gortletteragh are getting a new pitch development worth over half a million euro fundraised through local families and businesses donating funds. Manorhamilton have a new pitch in boggaun, Kiltubrid resurfaced their pitch and renovated their facilities and ballinamore are in the middle of resurfacing their pitch. As well as this you can see many clubs throughout the county building astro turf pitches (bornacoola, aughavas). The fact our county grounds is so far behind is disappointing half the seats are broken the pitch is in terrible condition. Everyone has known the pitch has needed to be resurfaced for a number of years so to see small clubs in the county getting funds together to do up there own while the county board has done nothing is a disgrace. County board has come out and said that resurfacing pairc sean is a must but i can imagine we'll be having this same conversation in 5 years time.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 92 - 24/11/2022 13:57:37    2448616

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "Gortletteragh are getting a new pitch development worth over half a million euro fundraised through local families and businesses donating funds. Manorhamilton have a new pitch in boggaun, Kiltubrid resurfaced their pitch and renovated their facilities and ballinamore are in the middle of resurfacing their pitch. As well as this you can see many clubs throughout the county building astro turf pitches (bornacoola, aughavas). The fact our county grounds is so far behind is disappointing half the seats are broken the pitch is in terrible condition. Everyone has known the pitch has needed to be resurfaced for a number of years so to see small clubs in the county getting funds together to do up there own while the county board has done nothing is a disgrace. County board has come out and said that resurfacing pairc sean is a must but i can imagine we'll be having this same conversation in 5 years time."
The county board will expect all the clubs to pay for it to when ever it is done

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 50 - 24/11/2022 15:54:40    2448630

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Great to hear of all the development work. Long overdue but better late than never.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 807 - 25/11/2022 10:27:22    2448673

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Replying To Oddball:  "Great to hear of all the development work. Long overdue but better late than never."
Have ye started on your Centre of Excellence yet?

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 453 - 25/11/2022 11:11:52    2448677

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "Cloone is middling at best, played there a month ago and it was as bad as Pairc Sean was last weekend.
We need to consider getting some sort of astro facility of our own rather than sending teams to the dome at short notice"
They are great in principle and for the bit of 5 aside / training but when it comes to playing a full match, they are no friend to hips and knees that are 30+ years old ! !

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 125 - 25/11/2022 13:18:55    2448696

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Replying To Mugatay:  "They are great in principle and for the bit of 5 aside / training but when it comes to playing a full match, they are no friend to hips and knees that are 30+ years old ! !"
I know all about it. But from November to February /March they are the only job to ensure games get played.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 322 - 25/11/2022 15:49:02    2448720

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "I know all about it. But from November to February /March they are the only job to ensure games get played."
Will the aughavas and bornacoola astro pitches be full size ??. Could be big help to club football in the county

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 50 - 25/11/2022 17:31:33    2448726

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A massive beating for Aughasheelin what would it have been if it was played lastweek when Dominic's where at full strength? Goes to show you where we stand in Connaught really, just about on a par with London.

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 13 - 26/11/2022 15:11:35    2448763

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