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    IRFU sell Newlands Cross site for €27 million and plan to invest in grassroots rugby

    THE IRFU HAS confirmed the sale of 92-acre site in the Newlands Cross area of Dublin for €27 million.

    In a statement, the union said it plans to invest the money into the grassroots levels of rugby in Ireland.

    https://www.the42.ie/irfu-land-sale-...34975-Nov2018/

    Will be interesting to see what IRFU do with this money.

    #2
    Looks like a good piece of business. I remember that site being mentioned during the 1990s as a possible replacement location for Lansdowne Road, but events have moved on a lot since that time. It probably hit peak value around 2006/7 but by that stage they committed to re-building LR. Wonder why they never sold it then.
    "I don't believe in fairytales," O'Connell once told me, "even though it feels like I've been lucky enough to live through a few. However it ends, I'll feel lucky."
    Donald McRae, Guardian Rugby, October 2015

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      #3
      Well, am glad they didn’t sell it a few years after that. Like what’s happened to LR, but a real shame it’s not 10k plus larger

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        #4
        It’s interesting that the land is zoned for agri. In total it’s something like 140 acres.

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          #5
          The Aviva Stadium is awful.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Miguel Sanchez View Post
            The Aviva Stadium is awful.

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            Relevance m'lud?

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              #7
              Originally posted by AwayFromHome View Post

              Relevance m'lud?
              See post #3 above.
              Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
              Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Miguel Sanchez View Post

                See post #3 above.
                Maybe we need a best international stadia thread (joking) - I think if you were going to build something in the midst of an expensive, densely housed area- they did a good job.

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                  #9
                  Isn't there a plan to build a number of artificial turf pitches around the country in strategic locations?
                  Also, they will probably give cash for the Development of the Sportsgrounds in Galway and other related projects to improve the rugby infrastructure around the country.
                  Its deja vu all over again!!!

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                    #10
                    And to pay Joe a wee bit to stay on
                    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

                      Maybe we need a best international stadia thread (joking) - I think if you were going to build something in the midst of an expensive, densely housed area- they did a good job.
                      It's an awful stadium. The reasons why have been discussed here plenty of times.

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                      Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                      Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                        #12
                        How much did IRFU originally pay for Newlands Cross, was it agricultural prices with the seller to get an uplift if PP happened.

                        How much of the 27m received is profit.

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