Cork manager John Meyler
THE GAA have touched Cork’s National Hurling League Division one clash against Clare to Pairc Ui Rinn and blasted the Pairc Ui Chaoimh enjoying surface as ‘unacceptable’.
The pitch at Cork’s new GAA home construction chop up badly throughout yesterday’s Division a pair of soccer clash between Cork and Kildare and also the hurling face-off between Cork and Wexford.
And the GAA have confirmed that the Rebels’ home clash against the Banner on February sixteenth can crop up at Pairc Ui Rinn.
A statement from the GAA said: “The enjoying surface at Páirc Uí Chaoimh for last weekend’s Allianz Leagues games was unacceptable.
The serious pitch-side traffic, related to the development works for the new construction build, has had a harmful impact on the pitch.
As was evident, in winter conditions, the surface is probably going to chop up badly. However, as weather improves the grass roots can develop and playability can improve dramatically.
Their preliminary results counsel a pitch replacement, later this year, are needed.
In the short term, we’ll still use best endeavours to make sure the surface is unbroken to a suitable commonplace. Our primary concern is player safety, and if a suitable commonplace can not be achieved we’ll not risk player injury by fixing games within the construction.