"It is true that the sportsfield can be looked upon as a plot of ground
that was purchased, developed and provided with amenities for the playing
and promotion of Gaelic Games. However, to examine it within such narrow and
mundane limits is to ignore the very essence of its purpose.
hollow ground which encapsulates the hopes, desires, dreams,
disappointments, successes and efforts of very many people in this community
stretching back for more than 100 years. Some have gone to their eternal
reward, and it would be a grave injustice to their memory to misconstrue
their motives. This field represents the symbolic worth of the widow's mite
side by side with the symbolic worth of a county championship medal.
a monument to the past, a testimony to the present and a sentinel to the
future. To think of it in lesser is a profanity that would strip it of its
drama and romance and rob it of its spirit."...Gerald McKenna, Ballyduff A GAA History