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(From Irish Independent)
THE PORTLAOISE GAA club has pulled off one the biggest commercial coups in the history of the GAA by selling their current grounds for a staggering 19million.
There have been many reports of possible sales of town-centre GAA grounds in recent times, but Portlaoise are the first to have actually done the deal for their 18-acre club headquarters located just behind O'Moore Park in Portlaoise.
Not alone have they secured a record price for a GAA ground, but Portlaoise have also moved quickly to acquire new facilities by spending 6million to purchase a 38-acre site about a mile away.
On this site, along with an …