Pic: The 'worst pitch in the GAA' looks a whole lot better now
A year ago we featured Cordal GAA's pitch, calling it the worst surface in the GAA. The Kerry club have done an amazing job to turn it into a beautiful playing surface today.
While a lot of GAA pitches can look quite rough after a long hard winter, we don't think any pitch was ever as bad as Cordal's was in April of last year. We featured video of the pitch on JOE at the time and the below picture, of an Under 16 player Kieran O'Donoghue after a game, illustrated it perfectly.
But after a year's worth of hard work, and investment, the pitch now looks beautiful.
Club secretary Richard O'Donoghue told us that Supervalu gave them €10,000 as the most deserving GAA project in the country and they raised further funds via a ball held in November, attended by GAA President Liam O'Neill and the man himself, Marty Morrissey.
Contractors Kelly Bros of Ballydesmond sorted out the drainage so despite the very wet winter the grass is in perfect condition and the club plan to be back playing on it come the summer.
We have to say hats off to the club, it is some achievement to turn things around so much in just 12 months. We'll have to call down for a kick around over the summer.