O'Moore Park
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O'Moore Park

O'Moore Park (Irish: Páirc Uí Mhórdha) is a GAA stadium in Port Laoise, County Laois, Ireland. It is the home of the Laois Gaelic football and hurling teams. Under a new sponsorship deal it is known as "MW Hire O'Moore Park".

Although it may have been in use as a GAA ground since 1888, and was acquired by Maryborough GAA Club in 1908, it was not purchased as the county grounds until 1917, becoming then one of the first grounds acquired by a county board (just six years after the purchase of Croke Park).[1]

The ground has a capacity of about 22,000, of which 6,500 is seated. Its pitch is one of Ireland's best under weather. It is the venue for many club and county matches, particularly since the installation of floodlights. It is frequently used as a neutral stadium for inter-county matches not involving Laois. It is located 0.5 km from Portlaoise town centre on the N80 road (Abbeyleix road).

In the stand white seats against a background of blue seats are used to spell out "Laois Laois".


See also

References

  1. ^ O'Moore Park history on Laois GAA website

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