Lahart tells residents Dubs have no plans for Spawell stadium


Dublin South West and Fianna Fail TD John Lahart has told residents living near the Spawell Complex in Templeogue that Dublin won’t be playing home games there in the future.

The Dublin County Board purchased the 35 acre Complex for €9m in January and reports suggested they planned to develop it into a 25,000 capacity stadium which would give the Dubs an alternative to Parnell Park.

A previous attempt to buy the NAMA owned site failed in 2015 with the County Board apparently coming up €500,000 short of the asking price.

Deputy Lahart however says there are no plans for a stadium which will play host to inter county matches.

In a bulletin to local residents he said:

“Mr Costello informed me that the GAA hope to develop a cluster of pitches on the site that will act as a training facility for GAA clubs in the area, including St Jude’s, Ballyboden St Enda’s, Faughs and Templeogue Synge Street.

 “The main pitch would be capable of hosting local club championship games, with some covered accommodation.

“The Spawell site will not be a replacement for Parnell Park, nor is it envisaged that Dublin inter-county league matches or any matches on that scale would be hosted at this location/venue.”