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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Pepsi » Wed May 19, 2021 9:53 pm

Shoco wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 9:42 pm Have the club ever gone to the council with plans to upgrade the ground and asked for the councils help?
Former owners were in contact with the council about it, if I am not mistaken Treacy said he also spoke to them. DKIT joint venture, what is now going to be the Louth GAA ground and potential greenfield ground were all dicussed with the council or better said councilors knew they were in the room.

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Richie87 » Wed May 19, 2021 10:09 pm

There didn't seem to be great communication when Dundalk were looking at the proposal of the ground share https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019/10 ... h-dundalk/

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Johnnybegood33 » Wed May 19, 2021 11:19 pm

Yes , local politicians , FAI, local Buisness , Peak 6 . Jim Magilton - the whole shebang - got to sit down and discuss & plan the way forward for Dundalk FC.

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Towelie » Thu May 20, 2021 10:53 am

Tarp erected at the town end presumably to block people watching from outside the ground
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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Johnnybegood33 » Sun May 23, 2021 1:16 pm

Stepping back & looking at the situation / & a Plan for Dundalk FC .
Agenda.
A New Stadium .
It beggars belief that this is not happening . We would double attendances , if proper facilities were in place . Crowds would come from far & wide . The present situation is like having a run down shop on Grafton St. The club need to inform supporters, now . The owners need to address it & spell it out .

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Sun May 23, 2021 1:41 pm

Here's a suggestion. Join the supporters protest and ask them to lobby on your behalf.
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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Pepsi » Sun May 23, 2021 1:47 pm

Johnnybegood33 wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 1:16 pm Stepping back & looking at the situation / & a Plan for Dundalk FC .
Agenda.
A New Stadium .
It beggars belief that this is not happening . We would double attendances , if proper facilities were in place . Crowds would come from far & wide . The present situation is like having a run down shop on Grafton St. The club need to inform supporters, now . The owners need to address it & spell it out .
How about the lads who were protesting outside Oriel, starting similar protests outside, FF, FG and SF offices in town under the title of "rebuild our ground" or "support our club"?? Add council offices to that ....... for any LOI club to build / make major improvments to their ground public money is needed. Without support from councilors, TDs and Senators ..... this money will never be made available, will always go to those who scream the loudest. Have any of the protestors ever asked Imelda Munster (very vocal in the JD saga) or Ruairí Ó Murchú to support the clubs or fans with a capital grants application, to sound out th government on potential applications?? Fitzpatrick used and abused his position within politics to get Louth GAA what they wanted and needed, so why wouldnt lads try the same with the other local TDs who get the majority of votes when it comes to elections??

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:59 am

Coleraine have announced plans for a new €7m new stadium and training facility
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/foo ... m-20788542
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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Bob Prole » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:37 am

Pitch was a disgrace last night by the way. Is there any budget there for maintaining it or what?

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Pepsi » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:54 pm

Bob Prole wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:37 am Pitch was a disgrace last night by the way. Is there any budget there for maintaining it or what?
If you have nothing else to complain about I suppose you can have a go at the pitch. Ask your mates in local socalist thinking political parties why they are not or have never supported a bid to have Oriel redeveloped at teh tax payers expense. When you are at it ..... ask them why they never pushed for the council to aknowledge Dundalk football club in any way in good or bad times. If you lads put half the energy into lobbying (local) politicans to support Dundalk FC as you do running down and complaining about the big bad American Capitalists called Peak6 and our chairman, sure we would have had a new ground years ago with a new pitch.

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Bob Prole » Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:18 pm

Are you drunk?

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by GC. » Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:06 pm

Pepsi has a fair point. People just want to moan. All appears to be good now that one of our own is back in charge. So the next target is…

If you want to change Oriel for the better, or have Dundalk in a new stadium, then lobby the politicians that have the power to assist. They have ignored the club in good times and bad because no one hassles them. It’s one area where the GAA excel.

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by Bob Prole » Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:12 pm

GC. wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:06 pm Pepsi has a fair point. People just want to moan. All appears to be good now that one of our own is back in charge. So the next target is…

If you want to change Oriel for the better, or have Dundalk in a new stadium, then lobby the politicians that have the power to assist. They have ignored the club in good times and bad because no one hassles them. It’s one area where the GAA excel.
The pitch needs maintenance. It is playing badly. It affects the players. That was the post. Mental…

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by GC. » Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:20 pm

Maybe it was maintained. Are you an expert on the maintenance of that type of pitch? Have you discussed it with the ground maintenance guys hired by the club? Just because it looks bad (which it has from day 1), doesn’t mean it is bad. It’s an easy target and always has been.

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Re: Ground Standards

Post by GC. » Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:43 pm

@Bob. Please stop being childish and cutting and pasting comments here on to Twitter looking for the likes. If you don’t like what people have to say here, man up and face the comments, rather than run to your echo chamber on Twitter.

Yeah, we should have had more sense than to engage in good faith with you when you were basically telling your Twitter ‘friends’ that you were going to OrielWeb as a wind up.

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