Markievicz Park

Markievicz Park (Irish: Páirc Markiewicz) is the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in County Sligo, Ireland, home to the Sligo football and hurling teams. Built in 1955 due mostly to Sean Forde who single-handedly gathered the funds necessary to build the stadium, it is named after Constance Markievicz, one of the participants of the 1916 Easter Rising and the first woman elected to Dáil Éireann and also the first female British MP.

The grounds were redeveloped in a ten-year project completed in 2009 and costing €2.4 million. This raised the safe capacity from 10,500 to 18,558 (3,585 seated under a covered stand, 14,936 standing terraced, 37 disabled spectator places).

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Sligo Senior Football Championship 2002 - Group Stages - Group A
... Venue Team A Score Team B Score August 24 Markievicz Park Eastern Harps 0-13 St ... Mary’s 4-15 Cloonacool 2-4 August 31 Markievicz Park Eastern Harps 2-11 Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 1-5 September 7 Tubbercurry Eastern Harps 0-13 Cloonacool 0-5 September 7 ...
Sligo Senior Football Championship 1987 - Group Stages - Group 2
... Eastern Harps 1-14 Shamrock Gaels 1-3 June 28 Markievicz Park Geevagh 1-8 Grange/Maugherow 0-7 July 5 Ballymote Geevagh 0-8 Shamrock Gaels 0-6 July 5 Markievicz Park Grange/Maugherow 2-10 Eastern Harps 1-7 ...
Sligo Senior Football Championship 1999 - Group Stages - Group C
... Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score July 24 Markievicz Park St. 1-14 Shamrock Gaels 1-9 July 31 Markievicz Park St ... Mary's 2-11 Shamrock Gaels 3-8 August 1 Markievicz Park Tourlestrane 0-13 Coolera/Strandhill 0-10 August 8 Tubbercurry Tourlestrane 1-13 St ...

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