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Ulster Final Moving Away From Clones

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With the news last week that the Casement Park redevelopment will likely now take place, how do people in Monaghan feel about the Ulster Final moving away from Clones? Was there a feeling of inevitability about it because of the poor state of the stadium in Clones? Or was there hopes that maybe the facilities in St Tiernach's could be developed to a modern standard?

Personally I'll miss Ulster Final days in Clones massively. There's no town that I've been to that has the same atmosphere on match day. The craic of standing out the back of the Roost Drinking cans that you bought in supervalu because the bar is too crowded is something that can't be beat. If Ulster Final day is moved to Belfast, I'm afraid it won't be the same.

DL_Man (Donegal) - Posts: 89 - 18/10/2020 21:31:34    2298959

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Replying To DL_Man:  "With the news last week that the Casement Park redevelopment will likely now take place, how do people in Monaghan feel about the Ulster Final moving away from Clones? Was there a feeling of inevitability about it because of the poor state of the stadium in Clones? Or was there hopes that maybe the facilities in St Tiernach's could be developed to a modern standard?

Personally I'll miss Ulster Final days in Clones massively. There's no town that I've been to that has the same atmosphere on match day. The craic of standing out the back of the Roost Drinking cans that you bought in supervalu because the bar is too crowded is something that can't be beat. If Ulster Final day is moved to Belfast, I'm afraid it won't be the same."
Clones a third world stadium.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 122 - 18/10/2020 22:49:52    2298978

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Clones a third world stadium."
Clones is a dump of a town with not a decent bar or restaurant in it.

However come big championship games there is no where better in Ulster for the buzz and atmosphere.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 614 - 27/10/2020 15:10:55    2302081

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Replying To RHF:  "Clones is a dump of a town with not a decent bar or restaurant in it.

However come big championship games there is no where better in Ulster for the buzz and atmosphere."
Surrounds of the field remind me of an old Eastern Bloc soccer stadium. Will agree the town has buzz and atmosphere on Final Day.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 122 - 28/10/2020 00:50:54    2302319

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Replying To RHF:  "Clones is a dump of a town with not a decent bar or restaurant in it.

However come big championship games there is no where better in Ulster for the buzz and atmosphere."
Plenty of bars. What class of a restaurant are you looking for? Michelin Star or just something good on TripAdvisor? I'm usually happy with a cup of tea and a mars bar at half time myself. Maybe you might like a prawn sandwich. You might get one of those in Casement.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 28/10/2020 12:26:01    2302438

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Replying To DL_Man:  "With the news last week that the Casement Park redevelopment will likely now take place, how do people in Monaghan feel about the Ulster Final moving away from Clones? Was there a feeling of inevitability about it because of the poor state of the stadium in Clones? Or was there hopes that maybe the facilities in St Tiernach's could be developed to a modern standard?

Personally I'll miss Ulster Final days in Clones massively. There's no town that I've been to that has the same atmosphere on match day. The craic of standing out the back of the Roost Drinking cans that you bought in supervalu because the bar is too crowded is something that can't be beat. If Ulster Final day is moved to Belfast, I'm afraid it won't be the same."
Yea have to agree , theres nothing like heading off to Clones on Ulster final day , Down in it or not, a greasey fish supper and a good few pints and the craic always great, the place packed ,While im looking foward to the Casement project, it wont be Clones

germac (Down) - Posts: 291 - 31/10/2020 20:58:08    2303591

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Replying To DL_Man:  "With the news last week that the Casement Park redevelopment will likely now take place, how do people in Monaghan feel about the Ulster Final moving away from Clones? Was there a feeling of inevitability about it because of the poor state of the stadium in Clones? Or was there hopes that maybe the facilities in St Tiernach's could be developed to a modern standard?

Personally I'll miss Ulster Final days in Clones massively. There's no town that I've been to that has the same atmosphere on match day. The craic of standing out the back of the Roost Drinking cans that you bought in supervalu because the bar is too crowded is something that can't be beat. If Ulster Final day is moved to Belfast, I'm afraid it won't be the same."
Yea have to agree , theres nothing like heading off to Clones on Ulster final day , Down in it or not, a greasey fish supper and a good few pints and the craic always great, the place packed ,While im looking foward to the Casement project, it wont be Clones

germac (Down) - Posts: 291 - 31/10/2020 20:58:20    2303592

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Replying To supermon:  "Plenty of bars. What class of a restaurant are you looking for? Michelin Star or just something good on TripAdvisor? I'm usually happy with a cup of tea and a mars bar at half time myself. Maybe you might like a prawn sandwich. You might get one of those in Casement."
Plenty of bars. What class of a restaurant are you looking for? Michelin Star or just something good on TripAdvisor? I'm usually happy with a cup of tea and a mars bar at half time myself. Maybe you might like a prawn sandwich. You might get one of those in Casement.
supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 28/10/2020 12:26:01

There all pretty much kips though.

I wouldn't be into prawns no, maybe you are happy with a Mars bar that is your choice.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 614 - 02/11/2020 12:48:50    2304377

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