Kilkenny GAA chairman, Ned Quinn
Rugby World Cup action looks like it could be coming to Kilkenny City.
Nowlan Park was today approved as one of the eight GAA venues that will stage games if Ireland's bid to host the 2023 World Cup is successful.
Twelve venues in all have been approved, with Nowlan Park ticking all the boxes in terms of size, facilities, location, ease of accessible and so on.
“This is a validation of all the work carried out at the 'Park over the years,” insisted County Board chairman, Ned Quinn, when he confirmed the Kilkenny venue had been included in the elite group.
Croke Park heads up the list of GAA grounds that will be utilised if the 'Cup comes to Ireland.
The capacity of Nowlan Park is 28,000 with seating for 17,820 people in three separate stands.