Walsh Park won't be available to the Waterford hurlers for the National League and Munster Championship this year due to the redevelopment of the city venue.
The county board made the announcement last night following extensive discussions with the contractors.
A month after the sod was turned, the county board has confirmed that Phase 1 of the project is underway and is due to take six months to complete.
Davy Fitzgerald's side were due to play Limerick and Clare at Walsh Park in the Munster Championship as well as Dublin, Antrim and Kilkenny in Division 1 of the League.
Waterford GAA are currently in negotiations with Croke Park and the Munster Council regarding alternative venues.
The ground will reopen for club games in July.
The statement in full reads as follows:
Waterford GAA are delighted to announce that the Phase 1 Redevelopment of Walsh Park has
commenced. Following extensive discussions with the contractors and in order to meet the strict
requirements of the six-month work programme, Walsh Park will not be available to host the scheduled
inter-county games. Waterford GAA are currently in negotiations with Croke Park and the Munster
Council regarding alternative venues for the Allianz Hurling League and Munster Championship games
and the details will be advised in due course. It is the intention that Walsh Park will be available to host
Waterford GAA Club Championship games from July.
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