Buckley Park

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Buckley Park
Buckley Park.jpg
Location Buckley Park,
Callan Road,
Kilkenny
Capacity 3,000 (1,850 seats)[1]
Field size 107x78 yards
Construction
Built 1980s
Opened 1980s
Tenants
Kilkenny City A.F.C.
Kilkenny United WFC[2]

Buckley Park is a multi-purpose stadium on the Callan Road (N76), near Kilkenny, Ireland. Kilkenny City (formerly EMFA) purchased 5.7 acres (23,000 m2) of land from a local farmer by the name of Mick Murphy for £16,000[citation needed]. The ground was originally called Tenney Park. It is currently used for football matches by Women's National League club Kilkenny United WFC and was previously the home stadium of Kilkenny City A.F.C..

Buckley Park has hosted many junior international soccer games. The ground is named in honour of Marty Buckley, the first president of EMFA / City . He was a former player and administrator with Green Celtic F.C. . He remained involved with EMFA / City until the 1980s, managing youth and junior teams within the club and acting as a trustee for the club until his death.

The stadium has also hosted 6 Republic of Ireland under-21 national football team games[3]

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Coordinates: 52°37′23″N 7°16′58″W / 52.622990°N 7.282743°W / 52.622990; -7.282743