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Armagh GAA club mark 70th anniversary year with plans for new 200-seater stand, terrace and more!

Proposals for the development at the Ballycrummy-based ground are now with council

Pearse Og Park in Armagh

Pearse Og fans could soon be cheering on their team from a new spectator stand.

The Armagh city-based club is applying for approval for proposals which would represent a major upgrade and facelift for its ground.

An application has been lodged with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration.

Pearse Og already has a two-storey clubroom development, with Clarke Fitness operating out of the first floor.

Now the club – based at Ballycrummy – has set its sights on new ‘external’ facilities as it marks its 70th anniversary year.

This would include the provision of a four-tier spectator stand – boasting a total of 200 seats – to the rear of the pitch.

The covered stand will also have a ramp access with a special designated wheelchair area to the front left hand side.

For standing spectators to the front of the ground – adjacent to the clubhouse on the opposite side of the pitch – will be a new tiered terrace. It too will boast a wheelchair-accessible viewing area.

The plans also include two new skills walls within the site.

And new fencing will be erected too, with two new turnstiles installed at the entrance.

The proposals, if approved, would represent a major boost at Pearse Og Park, the ground which the club acquired back in 2007.

It also is a major boost for GAA in Armagh in general, with neighbours and rivals Armagh Harps currently building a new state-of-the-art clubhouse development at Abbey Park, off the Loughgall Road.

The proposals are now to be examined in detail by council officials and will be publicly advertised in the coming weeks.

A decision would then be expected within the next number of months.

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