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New training complex in Portadown

Discussion in 'Orchard County Chat - Football' started by Sean Og, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Sean Og

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  2. Sean Og

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    Not before time, have to say it looks fantastic.

    The best Garvaghy complex.....:)
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    Is it still going to be called C.A.F.E?
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    :) He did indeed, admin can close this thread , Niall was first over the line :)
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    Sorry @niall1980 but I deleted the other thread because there were comments on this one.

    I will stress that @niall1980 was several seconds quicker at creating the thread.
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    Maybe I missed that bit, but is that "Crap And Friggin' Expensive"
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    Should have been located in the middle of the county - Portadown is a mad location !!
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    No, ‘Centre of Armagh Footballing Excellence’.

    But it’s ‘CAFE’ above the doer. You know, to keep Jamie on board thinking he’s going to be sorted with his skinny lattes and such muck.
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    Possibly but then land must be cheap in Portadown
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    none of the south armagh clubs probably won't use it :eek::(
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    the council probably had a say in the location
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    Double negative there pal. So what you mean is, the South Armagh clubs will all use it. Great stuff.
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    Why is it a mad location? Were 15 minutes from Armagh City, good road network and there are around a dozen clubs within 10 miles of the location. Surprised and delighted north Armagh was chosen for it.
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    ??
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    Also, furthest journey from anywhere in the county is about 30 odd miles? Not a huge distance. I'm sure there are further distances to cover in relation to Tyrone and Garvaghey
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    When does building start....and when is it due to open?
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    Was told this morning it's up for ratification at the next county board meeting and then it'll be put forward for planning permission. I guess timescales will be relevant to how long that process takes, but I know Paul McCreanor the architect and he'd be fairly sure of getting it through planning before releasing his final proposal I'd imagine.

    Possibly some others will be able to shed light on the board meeting as to whether that is correct.
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    Looks very impressive
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    As for Portadown being the location, I ask why not. Is there a suitable central location that was available, affordable and overlooked?

    Garvaghey, Owenbeg, Cloghan (or Inniskeen which is really a training facility??), Convoy, Ballykinler, Lissan, are not exactly central or at their county grounds. The only exception I can think of in Ulster is Cavan who are developing at Breffni, but then they have a lot of land there available to them. Antrim don't even have a home ground at present and there's certainly no room beside Casement for a development like that.

    Our other neighbours in Louth have an impressive set up at Darver. May be half way between Dundalk and Ardee, but not handy for some pats of the county, nor near the central location of the hub of Drogheda.
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