Sports Minister Thomas Byrne TD visited Pearse Stadium on Friday last meeting representatives from Galway GAA, Galway Ladies Football and Galway Camogie.

Welcoming the visit of Minister Byrne, Minister Rabbitte said:

It was such a pleasure to welcome Minister Byrne to the iconic Pearse Stadium in Galway.  Pearse Stadium,  is a renowned and historic sports venue that holds a special place in the hearts of locals and sports enthusiasts alike.

Named after Patrick Pearse, a key figure in the Irish struggle for independence, the stadium has been a significant hub for Gaelic games since its opening in 1957.

Primarily serving as the home ground for both the Galway hurling and football teams, Pearse Stadium has witnessed countless thrilling matches and iconic moments in Irish sports history.

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The stadium’s picturesque setting, situated by the shores of Galway Bay, adds to its charm and allure.

With a capacity to host over 26,000 spectators, Pearse Stadium continues to be a vital venue for major GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) events, providing a vibrant and passionate atmosphere for fans to support their teams.

Beyond its role in sports, Pearse Stadium is a cultural landmark that embodies the rich sporting heritage of Galway and contributes to the region’s sense of community and pride.

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We discussed details of the Sports Capital funding application for floodlights in the Salthill venue and the proposal to develop sports facilities at the Galway Airport site jointly.

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Pictured L to R

Cllr Peter Keane, Senator Ollie Crowe, Éamon O’Cuív TD, Minister of Sport Thomas Byrne TD, Elaine Goldrick (Galway Ladies Football), Anne Kearney (Galway Camogie), Paul Bellew (Galway GAA),  Anne Rabbitte TD

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