Originally posted by RTÃ‰ Sport
Central Council opens up Croker for 2007
Saturday, 10 December 2005 4:10Â
Croke Park will soon see Irish soccer and rugby teams grace its turfÂ
The GAA Central Council has announced that, subject to negotiations with the IRFU and the FAI, senior competitive rugby and soccer internationals can take place in Croke Park during the redevelopment of Lansdowne Road.
President of the GAA SeÃ¡n Kelly said he was "pleased Council had taken a positive decision on the IRFU and FAI's applications consistent with the spirit of the decision taken by Congress last April" and that it was "now a matter for the sporting bodies to apply themselves to reaching a mutually acceptable accommodation on arrangements and terms".
Both the IRFU and the FAI welcomed the decision and said they looked forward to negotiating with the GAA over the use of Croke Park.
OK hardly surprising but good to actually get the confirmation, GAA should make a rake of money out of this so it's hardly surprising that Council has voted in favour of this.
Now all we need sorted is the whole planning permission issue at Lansdowne which is going to be one hell of a battle with those residents, Jesus if people thought Croke Park residents were nard enough to deal with what the hell will the ones at Lansdowne be like with their D4 sense of superiority.