WATCH: Former Na Piarsaigh Chairman discusses flood at GAA club

A breach in the bank of the River Shannon has caused much devastation in the Na Piarsaigh GAA club as their club grounds have become submerged in water.

With the pitch certainly unplayable for the foreseeable future, we caught up with former Na Piarsaigh Chairman Timmy O’Connor to get his thoughts.

“It’s unbelievable. You’ve seen the situation out there today. It has receded somewhat. Both pitches were underwater yesterday but we save the dressing rooms.”

“It was frightening but thankfully it has receded a small bit.”

While the sheer mass of water is the main concern at the moment, O’Connor is aware that once it subsides, there will be further issues to be looked into.

“We’re going to have to get the soil tested once we get the water off it. I’m no engineer but I presume there will be some contamination. There’s a lot of assessment of the damage to be done.”

Na Piarsaigh have recently had an astroturf pitch erected on their grounds as well as a clubhouse, dressing rooms and state of the art pitches.

This work has been devastated as a result of the flood with O’Connor highlighting the amount of work that was done by people to make the facilities what they were.

“It’s devastating for the people. The amount of work we have put into Na Piarsaigh over the last few years to have top class facilities and in a few minutes it’s gone belly up.”

O’Connor has highlighted however that a number of Limerick clubs have contacted the Caherdavin side to offer their help.

“I’m sure people will understand the predicament that we are in and will help hopefully.”

See the interview and damage in full below.

WATCH: We spoke to Na Piarsaigh Gaa stalwart Timmy O'Connor about the damage that weekend flooding has done to the club grounds #SportLK

WATCH: We spoke to Na Piarsaigh Gaa stalwart Timmy O'Connor about the damage that weekend flooding has done to the club grounds #SportLK

Posted by Sporting Limerick on Monday, September 2, 2019

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