Jackie Cahill Asks For Semple Stadium To Be Included In 2030 World Cup Bid

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Semple Stadium (Image: thurles.ie)

Deputy Jackie Cahill has announced that he has made a joint case to Senior Government members for Semple Stadium to be included in Ireland’s joint FIFA World Cup bid with the UK.

Deputy Cahill believes that his hometown of Thurles is ideally located, with adequate facilities and infrastructure to host a number of group-stage games for the 2030 tournament. He said that he has contacted both An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers, making a case for Semple Stadium in Thurles to be included in any joint bid on behalf of |Ireland and the UK.

The Thurles-based TD cited the capacity of Semple Stadium as bring ideal for the group stages, and that the venue was centrally located. The Government announced yesterday that five Football Associations on the two islands will submit a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.