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But at least it’s consitent with Irish stadium building and destruction.. Just look at Dalymount, a badly chopped up relic of the past, Tolka, a hotch-potch of spur-of-the-moment building, Thomand, a badly designed, over-ambitous muddle of the old and new and Tallaght, a stadium built obviously to harness the full power of the unending wind from the Dublin/Wicklow mountains..
Where is this Thomand you speak of Punchbowl?
Because you’re surely not referring to the exceptional new facility that is Thomond Park?
This is the first negative remark I’ve heard in relation to the redevelopment of that particular iconic ground so I’d be grateful if you could expand on your assessment that it is poorly designed and over-ambitious?
@Cliff Barnes wrote:
Shane McGowan has plenty of character with a few teeth missing but that does’nt make him look good really now does it ?
That’s true, but who would you rather have sing Fairtale in New York or The Irish Rover, him or Johnny Logan?
@Cliff Barnes wrote:
When you look at how fantastic the Cusack, Hogan & Davin stands are for spectators I have to disagree – remember TV pictures are being shown across the world and when the Hill 16 end is shown it looks awful ( remember Twickenham before they fisished it ?). It does need to be full “wrapped around” even if it is a terrace of reduced size and capacity.
Remember the Romans managed to fully enclosed stadiums thousands of years ago and the fudge at Landsdown Road and Croke Park is what we will be stuck with for a long long time.
If Croke Park was fully wrapped-around, wouldn’t it look an awful lot like Twickers?
The terrace in Croke Park is what makes it distinctive, it gives it character.
I also believe that the contrast between the terrace and the stands acts to make the stands appear even more imposing.
The stadium holds 82,500 people in its present condition, what more do you want?
I don’t mean to be cynical, but I usually am, but will the reduced capacity result in the ticket prices increasing substantially?
Will face-value stand tickets for routine international matches be well over the 100euro mark?
That would almost be as annoying as having a truss plonked in front of your face for the duration of a game.
I am 100% sure there is no restricted views of the pitch from any of the seats. If you look carefully at the photos or videos this can be established.
Sure that’s perfect then.
We’ll just kindly ask all teams playing there not to kick the ball too high above the pitch, so that the punters can get their money’s worth.
@Peter Fitz wrote:
the black rectangular yoke to the right is a screen though isn’t it?
That truss will keep it nice and shaded though. 😉
@Peter Fitz wrote:
I would have thought the obvious spot for the big screen was directly over the goal on the vast blank cladding over the single tier….good spot to drape flags from too.
There’s probably an issue with glare at that end, I’d imagine that’s why there’s no screen down there (yet).
What happens when Ronan O’Gara (or Johnny Sexton) kicks a Garryowen in this stadium?
I can see the whole upper tier of spectators suffering whiplash trying to follow the flight of the ball.
Very disappointed with those trusses, there must have been a more discreet method of implementing them but it was probably more expensive and deemed not to be worthwhile.
These puns are driving me potty.January 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773435
So you could say it was an act of God then? 😀January 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773430
Non-believer in what? A prescribed depiction of a ‘God Being’? That’s easy to understand.
But surely a person that would visit a church to admire its architecture; the thought, creativity and planning that went into it, the craftsmanship and ingenuity that created it, the lives that were spent building it and the subsequent lives that were influenced by it could not describe himself as a ‘non-believer’. There must be some intangible force tying it all together, don’t you think?January 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773428
Does that mean a church is like Hell?January 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773426
Daddy, if God exists, then why do churches go on fire?
Just sort yourself out dude! It’s simple. Try it. Could be good.
Ok, I’ll give it a go.
Thanks man, I needed someone to straighten me out.
I haven’t been on an even keel for a while now.
Seriously thanks, this has cheered me up no end.
You have serious issues, which needs to be dealt with……:rolleyes:
Lighten up dave123.
And maybe read a newspaper.
I would now like to withdraw my previous statement and apologise to the forum for the use of unforumlike language.
Fuck the tolls.
Common sense and traffic management should come before the greed of tolls.
Nice paradox Dave, use of a profanity and an appeal for common sense in the same statement. Hey you’re not a member of the Green Parliamentary Party by any chance, are you?December 14, 2009 at 4:10 pm in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746573
Even going out on the city streets on a bike today, you are mostly on your own – no other cyclists around you.
That’s hardly accurate Devin.
Rush-hour cycling numbers today can be similar to those on view here, especially on clear days like the ones in these pictures.
The size of Dublin, the distance people have to travel to work, the cost of living in the city centre and the popularization of the automobile are all factors that have contributed to this apparent demise of cycling as the popular mode of transport.December 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746571
I think everyone’s getting a little carried away here with the nostalgia of these photos.
There are so many bicycles on the streets because people couldn’t afford cars, not because they cared about the environment or had any kind of social conscience regarding traffic congestion or pollution.
That 10-year-old boy that you’re all so impressed at being able to cycle on the ‘safe’ streets of 1960s Dublin is probably on his way to work a shift in St. James’ Gate, and it looks like he’s suffering with lice, or possibly fleas.