| 4.7°C Dublin

Louth’s stadium gets green light

LOUTH are at at advanced stage of solving their stadium woes, with delegates set to be asked to give the green-light to a new 12,000 capacity stadium at next month’s county convention.

Clubs were informed at last Tuesday’s county board meeting that the GAA had given their backing to the proposal which would see Louth GAA link up with Dundalk IT to co-develop the new facility on the college’s grounds.

The cost ground, which would host a seating area of around 4,000, is €6m and under the agreement between the two parties, Dundalk IT would foot half the bill. The other €3m would be shared equally between the Louth county board and Croke Park, meaning the total cost to the Wee County could be just €1.5m.

SEAN O’SULLIVAN has accepted an invitation from Kerry manager, Jack O’Connor, to return to the Kingdom’s senior football panel after a two-year absence.

The 32-year old Cromane clubman is centrally credited with helping Kieran Donaghy’s transformation from midfielder into Footballer Of The Year full-forward in 2006 and after a year in which it was widely bemoaned in Kerry that ‘Star’ suffered from a lack of quality long ball, O’Sullivan’s passing abilities appeared to have persuaded O’Connor to draft him back.

SOUTH Dublin Colleges are through to the third round of the Leinster SH ‘A’ Championship after a 3-11 to 1-13 victory over Good Counsel. Neil Gorey and Jamie Desmond both scored goals in the last ten minutes to add to Fionn Maguire’s first-half strike to see their side home.