Construction redevelopment of the Kildare GAA Grounds in Newbridge is to commence on the 27th March
The long-awaited redevelopment of the Kildare GAA Grounds in Newbridge took a major step forward yesterday, with the signing of a contract with The Elliott Group for the reconstruction of St. Conleth’s Park.
Construction will commence on Monday March 27th and will continue for a period of 18 months.
The Grounds will be completely closed during construction and reopening is anticipated in time for the County Finals of 2024.
The Project includes the complete demolition of the existing stand and dressing room block to be replaced by a new entrance plaza, a new 3000 seat stand which will house dressing rooms, officials changing rooms, Club Kildare Lounge, multi-purpose rooms and shops.
The pitch will have state of the art floodlighting and the full capacity of the newly developed Grounds is expected to be circa 15,000.
The Kildare Men’s footballers continue preparations for their game against Louth.
Throw in at Ardee is at 2pm on Sunday.
Leona Maguire is in a tie for 12th in round two of the HSBC Women's World Championship on the LPGA Tour in Singapore.
She is 4 under par for the tournament with seven holes of her round to play and she lies 4 shots off the pace.
On the PGA Tour, world number one Jon Rahm leads after round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.
He carded a 7 under par round of 65 and holds a 2 shot cushion on the field.
Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are even par, with Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington 1 over.
Katie Taylor has opened the door to a fight with Chantelle Cameron at Dublin's 3 Arena on May 20th - after Amanda Serrano pulled out of the proposed bout due to injury.
Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny has praised Evan Ferguson's progression as the teenage striker stakes a claim to start against France in the opening Euro 2024 qualifier later this month.
Ferguson has scored five goals for Brighton this season.
In the League of Ireland Premier Division tonight, leaders Bohemians go to Shelbourne,
Dundalk play St Pats,
It's Cork City up against UCD,
And Drogheda face Sligo Rovers.
All of those games kick off at 7.45.
Champions Shamrock Rovers host Derry City at Tallaght Stadium from 8pm.
In the First Division, it's Waterford versus Galway, Kerry FC against Treaty United and Wexford to play Athlone Town from 7.45.
At 8 o'clock, Finn Harps take on Bray Wanderers.
After his return from two serious knee injuries, RG Snyman is on the Munster bench for tonight's URC game against Scarlets at Musgrave Park.
Athy's Joey Carberry starts at out-half.
Kick off is at 7.35.
There's a meeting on the all weather at Dundalk today from 4.55.