‘We will require full support of the whole county’ – Sweeney
Roscommon GAA County Chairman, Seamus Sweeney, has said that it will cost “in excess” of €3 million to bring Dr. Hyde Park up to the required standard following a recent statement from the Connacht Council which stated that the venue would not be eligible to host future finals unless a number of works have been completed.
In a statement released to the Roscommon People yesterday (Wednesday), Mr. Sweeney said a National Infrastructure Committee review carried out in 2016 had concluded that substantial funding was required to upgrade the Roscommon town venue.
“Roscommon GAA fully accepts the need for massive improvements at Dr. Hyde Park. The GAA National Infrastructure Committee conducted an audit on county grounds and with regard to Dr. Hyde Park, it will take in excess of €3 million to bring it up to the required standard.
“We now have the finest playing surface in the region and obviously it follows that we require first class facilities to host games.
“The Roscommon GAA family on its own is not in a position to finance this, therefore we will require the full support of the whole county to achieve it.
“€3 million is a massive amount of money and it will require everyone in Co. Roscommon to get on board to ensure that Dr. Hyde Park can once again be a venue we are all proud of”.