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    Originally posted by blackwarrior View Post

    I get that, but still, is it the biggest factor? Leinster championship matches were held in Croke Park in any case.

    While it's not the same thing, I remember a previous successful incarnation of Clare hurling in the late 1970s that won National Leagues, played all their hurling league matches in Tulla and were unbeaten there for a number of seasons. For understandable reasons there was resistance to moving matches to Ennis, but it happened.

    Is maintaining two county grounds in Offaly sustainable?
    Offaly played Kilkenny in Tullamore a few years ago, in the first Sky Sports game.

    That attendance would have fitted into Birr and the joint would have been hoppin'.

    As far as I recall, Clare played in Tulla while Cusack Park was being rebuilt.

    ​​​​​​I don't see what extra costs would be incurred by playing games in Birr rather than Tullamore. Even if there were such costs, they would be more than made up for in increased attendances not to mention the increased Goodwill that would result.
    Last edited by Piquet; 11th-March-2019, 17:47.