Former Dublin manager Tommy Lyons thinks spending €70 million developing the new Pairc Ui Chaoimh is "madness."
The man who led Dublin to their first Leinster title in seven years back in 2002, castigated the GAA for lumping all that money "into redeveloping a ground that will very rarely be full." He also asserted that Pairc ui Chaoimh "is in a terrible location."
Lyons argues that the money could be better spent elsewhere in Cork GAA and that county boards should have moved on from the practice of blowing all their grant money on a big shiny new stadia.
I thought the folly of continuing down that route had been recognised. What's needed are county grounds with a capacity of 15,000-20,000 and one large ground in each of the four provinces.
Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which has long been subject to criticism for its dilapidated facilities, is to be redeveloped into a 45,000 seater stadium.