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Plans at an advanced stage for multi-million euro investment in Thurles GAA facilities

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 11:38am

Story by Shane Brophy
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Plans at an advanced stage for multi-million euro investment in Thurles GAA facilities
Plans at an advanced stage for multi-million euro investment in Thurles GAA facilities

Tipperary County Board are to submit plans to Tipperary County Council in the coming weeks which would see the Kinnane stand at Semple Stadium, Thurles, redeveloped into a multi-purpose facility.

The proposal would see the “Old Stand” as it is known to many, have a second level created over the concourse at the back of the stand.

The half nearest the Killinan End terrace will be dedicated to players and will include a full-sized gym, physio room, stats/analysis room plus changing rooms and toilet facilities.

The other half, towards the Sarsfields Centre side, would include a function room to accommodate up to 250 people, with adjoining bar and kitchen facility for catering.

The development will also include a new corridor leading to a new VIP enclosure area in the Kinnane stand.

The estimated cost of the project is €5 million and will be financed by Croke Park and Munster Council grants, Sports Capital funding, as well as revenue from the upcoming Feile Classical music event in September.

Elsewhere, Tipperary County Board are also lending their support to developments at LIT Thurles which would see the first all-weather GAA pitch developed in the county.

 

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