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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "Looking forward to seeing it Saturday, never been before. Shame it seems the weather is going to break for it."
It's a great spot especially on a sunny day. It is a fair hike from city centre on a busy say. Best bet is to head from Blackrock side if you have the time. There's a few nice spots - one in particular - that direction if you want something to eat and a few pints. Only a short distance then to the Park.

Main issue with PUC is the long haul from most places which is obvious enough given where Cork is!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 22/06/2023 10:39:29    2488350

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "It's a great spot especially on a sunny day. It is a fair hike from city centre on a busy say. Best bet is to head from Blackrock side if you have the time. There's a few nice spots - one in particular - that direction if you want something to eat and a few pints. Only a short distance then to the Park.

Main issue with PUC is the long haul from most places which is obvious enough given where Cork is!"
Thanks for the tip, we'll be down nice and early and make a day of it.

A long trip back if the result doesn't go our way!

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 111 - 22/06/2023 10:41:57    2488351

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "It's a great spot especially on a sunny day. It is a fair hike from city centre on a busy say. Best bet is to head from Blackrock side if you have the time. There's a few nice spots - one in particular - that direction if you want something to eat and a few pints. Only a short distance then to the Park.

Main issue with PUC is the long haul from most places which is obvious enough given where Cork is!"
I fully agree. For those going Saturday I'd recommend parking near Pairc Ui Rinn, Roughly 10/15 min walk but definitely the nicest walk to the stadium. Shouldn't be overly busy and as BG said plenty of good pubs on that area

Frontier1000 (Cork) - Posts: 60 - 22/06/2023 16:11:18    2488474

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With every passing year, the redevelopment of PUC is looking like a bigger waste of money.
That calibre of stadium should have been built in Thurles, or Portlaoise, where it can attract neutral fixtures and take big games out of Croke Park.
Its the right stadium in the wrong place.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 22/06/2023 16:51:49    2488485

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Replying To drumalee11:  "I also think that Pairc Ui Caoimh should be designated for a quarter final. Brilliant stadium that's underused.

When Casement Park is built it would be great to have a quarter final there also."
I agree. Maybe top of the group should get home province advantage!

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 271 - 22/06/2023 17:24:20    2488497

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Football quarter finals were always going to be in CP and that's the wish of all counties I would imagine, given that two of the remaining ones even wanted to play there last week!

Of course there will be usual Dublin at home thing, but no one from Dublin is objecting to Dublin travelling to Limerick to play in the hurling quarter final against Clare who chose it to play Limerick themselves in Munster final. And is virtually home game for supporters.

Likewise, Wexford and Galway didn't whinge about Dublin hurlers choosing CP as home pitch in Leinster championship. Nor use it as an excuse.

Teams seriously do not care and if ambitious want to play on the biggest stages, And despite the dog whistling of certain chaps, they couldn't care less about the supporters when it suits them otherwise."
Why was nobody giving about that Clare fixture? I thought it was disgraceful, its a home fixture for Clare.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1768 - 22/06/2023 18:27:04    2488506

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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "Thanks for the tip, we'll be down nice and early and make a day of it.

A long trip back if the result doesn't go our way!"
Going to be a long 4 hrs home
Two choices -
Tail backs through Charleville and Mallow before hitting the N17
Quick dash up the M8 and hope to get ahead for the crew before thurles

Id go for the M8

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 1091 - 22/06/2023 20:00:28    2488517

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "With every passing year, the redevelopment of PUC is looking like a bigger waste of money.
That calibre of stadium should have been built in Thurles, or Portlaoise, where it can attract neutral fixtures and take big games out of Croke Park.
Its the right stadium in the wrong place."
Frank was never going to build Frank's Field in Offaly or Tipperary. Don't you know they are all racists up that way Father; )

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11146 - 23/06/2023 08:16:20    2488542

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Replying To zinny:  "Why was nobody giving about that Clare fixture? I thought it was disgraceful, its a home fixture for Clare."
Once the double header was announced it was obvious it was either Limerick or Cork and mercifully Limerick was chosen.
Getting to Pairc Ui Chaoimh is a nightmare and I have been to a match in Limerick this year already as I was at a wedding in the area and to be honest, aside from it being cross-country a good bit of the way from Wexford its not a bad ground to get access to.
That said, it is a home fixture for Clare but sure, the GAA want Clare to come out of this game so best make it even easier for them

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 23/06/2023 08:38:25    2488551

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Replying To zinny:  "Why was nobody giving about that Clare fixture? I thought it was disgraceful, its a home fixture for Clare."
We Dubs never complain or expect any special consideration. We are famous for it :-)

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 23/06/2023 10:53:15    2488590

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "We Dubs never complain or expect any special consideration. We are famous for it :-)"
Ye're hurlers and underage teams pay the price for ye're Senior footballers getting Croke Park as a home ground.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1268 - 23/06/2023 11:14:14    2488596

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Ye're hurlers and underage teams pay the price for ye're Senior footballers getting Croke Park as a home ground."
I don't think there's any agenda so to speak. Dublin county board, however, would happily swap any possible or potential advantage for the big ballers against the hurlers. Been that way since God was a boy.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 23/06/2023 12:09:36    2488622

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "A home quarter final was never mentioned for the Sam Maguire. They were always going to be neutral and in Croke Park. The teams who won their groups got the extra week off and avoided playing other group winners in the quarter. That was the advantage. I'm not sure where you got the idea that Celtic Park would be hosting an All-Ireland quarter-final."
The quarter finals are only neutral for 6 of the counties. One other has a home fixture and the county they play ( either Cork or Monaghan or Donegal should they win ) will be away. So the odd county have more than one advantage.

kingpuck71 (Derry) - Posts: 689 - 24/06/2023 17:31:49    2488859

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