Nowlan Park roof damaged

John Knox

Reporter:

John Knox

Part of the roof of the old stand at GAA headquarters, Nowlan Park, was ripped off during the height of the storm yesterday afternoon.

Part of the roof of the old stand at GAA headquarters, Nowlan Park, was ripped off during the height of the storm yesterday afternoon.

A large section of the roof at the city end of the stand was torn off and sent flying. At least one home in the area was damaged as a flying piece of debris smashed through an upstairs window.

Most of the roof fell on O’Loughlin’s road, blocking that side of the road nearest the boundary wall of the grounds. People were going about their business as normal in the area this morning.

The stand has an asbestos roof, and this morning the GAA were awaiting the arrival of experts to assess the damage and to devise a clean up operation. The GAA insisted the situation would be dealt with as speedily as possible, bearing in mind that another storm was expected tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Clare County Board have confirmed that the Kilkenny versus Clare National Hurling League clash in Ennis was still scheduled to go ahead on Sunday. The situation would be monitored on a daily basis.