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County Grounds-Pitch Sizes

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Anyone have a source or a link to pitch sizes?

One is always hearing how the "wide open spaces" of Croker or ? will
suit this team, and the tight or narrow or smaller pitch of this ground will suit this team?

bogger from meath (Meath) - Posts: 220 - 15/06/2010 16:23:23    678187

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It's a myth...

Croke Park 144m x 91m
Breffni Park Cavan 142m x 92 m
Pairc Tailteann Navan 142m x 91m
Drogheda 141m x 85m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 16/06/2010 13:54:05    679086

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Don't know what the dimensions for Parnell Park are but it never seemed small to me when I was on it the odd time. And yet you regularly hear people refer to it as 'tight pitch.' I stand to be corrected but maybe the closeness of the stand and terracing makes it seem smaller?

hurlingdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6978 - 16/06/2010 14:05:23    679116

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Parnell Park 144m x 82m ('tis quite tight)
Also
Thurles 145m x 86m
Pairc Ui Chaoimh 144m x 90m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 16/06/2010 14:21:36    679135

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Playing on Healy Park years ago, we were always told it was 1 yard longer than Croke Park.
Is this a myth?

redandblackgaa (Tyrone) - Posts: 251 - 16/06/2010 14:24:09    679139

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Hey Fat Boy
Got any measurements for Pairc Esler in Newry?, always described as a tight pitch. I have looked for this info before, but couldn't find it.

redandblackgaa (Tyrone) - Posts: 251 - 16/06/2010 14:28:48    679145

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What's the smallest county ground Fat Boy? At guess I would say Newbridge, and maybe Brewster Park be among them.

hurlingdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6978 - 16/06/2010 14:51:48    679181

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Sorry, I don't have any data to search for Northern Ireland....

But Newbridge is 140m x 83m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 16/06/2010 16:12:23    679296

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Ballybofey Donegal 137m x 92m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 16/06/2010 16:21:11    679307

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Thanks for that Fat Boy. My perceptions have not totally abandoned me I see :-) Where is this data by the way? Tried googling Parnell Park but got nothing.

hurlingdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6978 - 16/06/2010 16:21:56    679308

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Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney 143.5m x 85m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 16/06/2010 16:25:16    679312

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Fat Boy
County: Cavan
Posts: 73

679086
It's a myth...

Croke Park 144m x 91m
Breffni Park Cavan 142m x 92 m
Pairc Tailteann Navan 142m x 91m
Drogheda 141m x 85m

No disrespect, and appreciate replying, but find some of the figures a bit confusing as the
rulebook minimum to maximum are 80-90 and 130-145.

bogger from meath (Meath) - Posts: 220 - 16/06/2010 20:03:26    679549

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And futher confusion arise for me, got Croke Park dimensions a few years ago, actually saved the web
page, 144 x88.5. Looked today on Croke Park site and now lists 144 x 86?

bogger from meath (Meath) - Posts: 220 - 16/06/2010 20:06:55    679565

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Ennis varies depending on if they are playing Galway or not!

1988 (Galway) - Posts: 354 - 16/06/2010 21:45:24    679673

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Cusack Park Ennis 148m x 92m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 17/06/2010 09:29:03    679729

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Markievicz park is always called very narrow.What are the dimensions?Great info, where you get it from?

dubs4eva (Dublin) - Posts: 484 - 17/06/2010 11:55:29    679881

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i think fat boys figures refer to the Grass area of the stadium. . .ie the pitch size plus a metre or two either side and either end. .

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4641 - 17/06/2010 12:02:01    679897

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Markievicz Park Sligo 142m x 88m

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 17/06/2010 12:13:20    679914

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Cavanman47
No. I am allowing for runoff areas around pitches

Fat Boy (Cavan) - Posts: 372 - 17/06/2010 12:17:17    679922

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A mine of info fat boy. Where do you get it and what is the pitch size for McHale Park Castlebar and Tuam stadium. Tuam always seemed narrow.

mod (Mayo) - Posts: 859 - 17/06/2010 12:21:24    679930

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