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South Dublin GAA club alliance taking case over Tallaght Stadium to High Court

Colm Keys THE South Dublin GAA alliance lobbying for use of the new stadium in Tallaght are taking their case to the High Court today.

It is understood that the alliance, which represents six clubs, are seeking a judicial review of the planning permission granted for the stadium last December.

The clubs are pushing South Dublin Co Council, and by extension the Department of Sport, which is largely funding the project at Tallaght, to allow Dublin GAA to enter into a ground sharing agreement with Shamrock Rovers who will be the prime tenants.

The alliance is keen to maintain dialogue with the department and the council and is seeking answers to a number of key questions.

Last week Minister for Sport John O'Donoghue reaffirmed his stance that the Tallaght Stadium would be a soccer only venue.

The Dublin alliance had a meeting with GAA officials in Croke Park this week and is understood to have procured an architect's report that contradicts the Minister's assertion that there will be a reduction of capacity in Tallaght if a GAA pitch has to be accommodated.

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