Meet the men behind the newly renovated Pairc Uí Chaoimh

Stephen Forrest, Steven O'Brien and Stephen Calnan spoke to the Irish Examiner at the opening day of the regenerated Pairc Uí Chaoimh in Cork.

 

It’s taken over €80m, 33,000 tonnes of concrete, 1,500 tonnes of steelwork, some 500 construction workers and about two years — but Ireland’s newest sports stadium has finally been unveiled.

And the regenerated 45,000-capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh GAA stadium in Cork is set to deliver an immediate €25m boost to the local economy this weekend.

Thousands of GAA fans flocked to the venue last night for its historic first game, a premier intermediate hurling clash between Blarney and Valley Rovers.

GAA chiefs said more than 42,000 stand tickets have already been sold for its showcase games this weekend: the All Ireland hurling qualifiers between Clare and Tipperary on Saturday, and the Waterford-Wexford clash on Sunday.


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