Spawell Stadium


#341

O Toole park is the rathnew of hurling venues.


#342

It’s grey , lifeless and Soulless


#343

Rathnew or O’Toole park, or both? :sunglasses:


#344

One thing O’Toole Park doesn’t do is hold water. It is built on a railway dumping ground for cinders from the steam engine days, with the result that the drainage is excellent. The pitch is wider than Parnell and about the same length, the tight surrounds would fool you into thinking otherwise.


#345

Cinders and ashes!!


#346

Pitch in O’Toole is excellent, it’s just the rest of it that’s sh**e


#347

It’s like playing in the prison yard of mount joy


#348

Experienced it?


#349

What does/did everyone think of the loss/sale of the old St Vincent’s grounds in Raheny?


#350

Thanks for that info BD.
When I said it was one of the best fields to hold water I was saying that it doesnt get waterlogged ie it drains well.
There is no way it is as long as parnell though


#351

cant find where we were posting about PUC Nua, and since the last post is about water this is timely.

a little bird tells me that matches scheduled for Kip Nua were moved to Flower Lodge because of flooding in the changing rooms/area. it was a very wet weekend to be fair.

lets hope its ship shape for the super eights and the new hill 17 next year.