Kilkenny's Nowlan Park wins Pitch of the Year

Super stadium had been shortlisted down to final six

Sam Matthews

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KILKENNY

Nowlan Park has won GAA Pitch of the Year

Nowlan Park has scooped a prestigious award for GAA Pitch of the Year.

The Kilkenny stadium had been shortlisted down to the final six, but word is this afternoon it has taken the top prize.

Almost €6 million has been spent on various upgrades for the pitch and stadium redevelopment in recent years. It has played host to a number of high-profile league and championship games.

The home of hurling in Kilkenny boasts three covered stands and has capacity for just shy of 30,000, with 17,000 seated. There are future plans to rework the drainage system on the pitch, while the steel in the Paddy Grace Stand has to be stripped down and painted.

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The pitch was in pristine condition for the under-21 semi between Cork and Wexford, which took place there on Saturday.

For more, see next week's Kilkenny People.