Thursday 19 January 2017

Aviva not fit for my purposes

Published 19/05/2010 | 05:00

I DON'T mean to be a killjoy but something is bothering me about the euphoria surrounding the opening of the new Aviva Stadium.

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I've been attending Irish soccer internationals since the 1980s and the one thing that was always a bit of an embarrassment was that we had no dedicated football stadium and had to play our home games on a rugby pitch.

I also remember many occasions when coaches and players complained about the condition of the pitch, particularly if a rugby match had been played on it recently and the surface would often be cut up and badly damaged.

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