Sod Turned on the Hyde
The sod was turned today on the new pitch at
in Hyde Park Aoghan O Fearghail highlighted the wonderful facilities we have in
the GAA however he noted an absence of as many top class pitches north of the Galway Dublin
line on a map.
Roscommon Co Chairman Seamus Sweeney welcomed the
representatives from Connacht Council, Mick Rock President and John Prenty
Secretary. From Croke Park Pat Teehan
Chairman of GAA Infrastructure Committee, and Roscommon representatives. He thanked all involved in the project and wished
the contractors well saying Roscommon needed and deserved a good playing pitch.
The Contract for the new Roscommon playing pitch was
awarded to Prunty Contracts Ltd. Who are one of
The project should be completed this year and the first game will likely be a
Division One National Football League Game in February 2017.
The pitch was originally opened in 1971 when Roscommon
played Sligo in a Championship match the last game in the Hyde was coincidently
also against Sligo in the Connacht Semi Final this year which Roscommon also
Roscommon were forced to play all rounds of the
Allianz National Football league at different locations due to
Mac Diarmada in Carrick on
Council Delegate John Corcorcan noted that Roscommon should in future be able
to play home games at home following on from this pitch development.