Friday, August 20, 2021

Work is underway on redeveloping the pitch in MacHale Park – the home of Mayo GAA.

The Mayo footballers were ripping things up in Croke Park last weekend when sensationally ending the greatest reign in GAA history and now work has begun on ripping up the famed pitch at their home ground of MacHale Park.

When finished, the playing area in MacHale Park will have been lengthened by five metres.

Mayo-based contractors Killeen Sports Grounds commenced the redevelopment works in recent days, which will see the length of the Castlebar pitch increased by five metres, an improve drainage system installed, and a complete reseeding of the pitch. It means the ground will remain closed for the remainder of 2021, with the club championships being moved to alternative venues across the county.

It also means that the Mayo senior football team will be training elsewhere in preparation for their All-Ireland SFC Final showdown against either Kerry or Tyrone on September 11.

Mayo County Board is financing the work, in part, with their Laochra Mhaigh Eo project where supporters can purchase a tile on the ‘Hero’s Wall’ at Hastings MacHale Park which will be put in place in the coming months.

The closing date for inclusion on the wall has been extended to August 25.

See www.mayogaa.com/thewall for further details.

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