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New Louth GAA stadium will not be made available for Dundalk FC

New Louth GAA stadium will not be made available for Dundalk FC
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The man spearheading plans for the new Louth GAA stadium in Dundalk has said the new ground on the Inner Relief Road will not be open to other sports.

Aidan Berrill, the chairman of the Louth County Board’s grounds committee, made the revelation in an interview with The Dundalk Democrat this week following recent speculation that Dundalk FC may want to use the venue.

Plans for the 14,000 capacity stadium have already been submitted to Louth County Council.

Dundalk FC CEO Mark Devlin wrote in a recent match programme saying: “As someone who doesn’t have the historic baggage of any disputes between sports, I would hope that any new stadium in the town would be for the benefit of all our community and all sports played in the county.

“There may be reasons why it wouldn’t work but I believe that we owe it to the public to explore all possibilities. It is definitely something I will be looking to discuss and understand what may be achievable.”

However, Berrill said this will not happen.

“This is purely a GAA venue. It will be built by the works and contributions of the GAA – Croke Park and Louth GAA ourselves,” he said.