The completion of a report into the cost of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium redevelopment has now returned an estimated cost of €95.8m.
That figure is close to €10million more than what the Cork County Board had projected, but over €14m less than that mentioned by GAA stadium and commercial director Peter McKenna in The Irish Examiner on 14 December last.
In other news tonight, the executive of the Cork County Board also decided that Cork’s remaining Allianz League fixtures, including the double headers with Ladies Football, will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn.
As part of a joint statement from the Páirc Uí Chaoimh Board and the Cork board, details it was stated that the final estimated cost will have a provision for the full replacement of the pitch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The statement read: "The Board of Páirc Uí Chaoimh asked two members, Michael O'Flynn and Tom Gray, to examine how figures presented in the audited accounts of Cork Co Board for the year ended October 31 2018 and those attributed to Peter Mc Kenna in the Examiner interview on December 14 2018, were arrived at and to clarify the current estimated full cost of the stadium redevelopment.
The completion of a report into the cost of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium redevelopment has returned an estimated cost of €95.8m.
This report was based on all information made available to the two board members and was presented to the stadium board this afternoon.
In completing the report, Tom Gray and Michael O'Flynn have examined extensive documentation relevant to the redevelopment and have consulted extensively with all stakeholders on all relevant matters.
In arriving at the final estimated cost, provision has been made for the full replacement of the pitch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
In this regard, the Executive of Cork County Board has decided that Cork’s remaining Allianz League fixtures, including the double headers with Ladies Football, will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn.
A final decision on whether to undertake a full pitch replacement or other remediation work on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch will be taken by the stadium board in the immediate future.
The Board will be making no further comment on these matters.