Eamonn Deacy Park

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Eamonn Deacy Park
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Eamonn Deacy Park
Former names Terryland Park
Location Dyke Road, Galway, Ireland
Coordinates 53°17′04.77″N 09°03′22.53″W / 53.2846583°N 9.0562583°W / 53.2846583; -9.0562583Coordinates: 53°17′04.77″N 09°03′22.53″W / 53.2846583°N 9.0562583°W / 53.2846583; -9.0562583
Opened 1937
Renovated 1993
Expanded 2007
Owner Galway & District Football League
Surface Grass
Capacity 5,000 (3,300 seated)
Field size 102 by 66 metres (335 ft × 217 ft)
Public transit access Galway railway station
Tenants
Galway United (1977–2011)
Mervue United (2009-2010)
SD Galway (2012)
Galway W.F.C. (2013-)
Galway FC (2014-)

Eamonn Deacy Park (formerly Terryland Park) is a multi-purpose stadium in Galway, Ireland. Owned by the Galway & District Football League, it is currently used for association football matches. It was the home ground of Galway United between 1977 and 2011. It is currently home to League of Ireland clubs Galway F.C. and Women's National League side Galway W.F.C..

History[edit]

Eamonn Deacy's grandfather, Dean Flynn, sold this land to the Galway FA in 1950 for £250.

The stadium has hosted five Republic of Ireland U21 games.[1] and other international underage games. It hosts approximately 90 games over the course of each year.

In both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Terryland Park was voted as the best surface in the League of Ireland.[2]

Redevelopment[edit]

The stadium underwent redevelopment in 1993 and as a result Galway United played in Galway Sportsgrounds and Galwegians's Crowley Park for one season.

It was to undergo further redevelopment in 2007 after a €500,000 grant was received from the Irish Government in 2006. The money went towards development works, chief of which was the building of a new 1,500-seater stand. The new stand was opened in July 2007 and raised the seated capacity to 3,300 and overall capacity 5,000 [3]. Work continues and it is planned that the new stand will include a shop unit, turnstiles, medical examination and first-aid rooms, toilets, showers, dressing-rooms, a match delegates' room, officials' dressing-room, a new media and reception room, a canteen with facilities for press conference, and TV and radio facilities.

In July 2007, a new camera platform was added to the existing stand and the flood lights were relocated. All seating in the previous existing stand was replaced at the same time.

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