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Best Grounds in the County

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Which is the best pitch / set up etc in the county for you ?

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 702 - 06/06/2014 17:25:45    1599199

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Has to be Inniskeen without a doubt!

eirekeeper (Monaghan) - Posts: 67 - 07/06/2014 16:41:57    1599442

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Inniskeen

MuineachanAbu (Monaghan) - Posts: 624 - 09/06/2014 11:18:35    1600451

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Inniskeen without a shadow on a doubt !!!

BigMick (Monaghan) - Posts: 3 - 09/06/2014 14:28:44    1600717

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Just a quick mention for the playing surface at Eire Og which is immaculate.

sporto (Monaghan) - Posts: 136 - 19/06/2014 16:33:32    1606135

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What about Castleblayney ?

LMcC (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 19/06/2014 16:48:10    1606143

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What about Castleblayney. It is in a hole in the ground

MuineachanAbu (Monaghan) - Posts: 624 - 19/06/2014 17:17:41    1606164

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Have never been to Castleblaneys so I can't tell, Yes Eire Og do have a good playing surface,
Clones has a great pitch but i'm sure most people will agree with what most people say and say that there is no atmosphere at smaller games, which I can see their point

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 702 - 19/06/2014 17:48:58    1606181

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drumhowan is a good spot for championship games because it has good atmosphere

LMcC (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 20/06/2014 13:01:23    1606417

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Clontibret

oriel.fan (Monaghan) - Posts: 57 - 08/09/2014 21:19:03    1649880

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Inniskeen's set up is very good. Hard to beat a game under lights there. It looks how I'd imagine a Scottish League 2 club getting 2,000 for a home game would look. Toome is a nice tidy ground. Drumhowan too, and they always pull out the stops in terms of stewards for a big game. I haven't been to Blayney yet but it looks good from driving by. I think any ground that wants to have double headers should provide some form of seating. It's a long day for our eider fans.
I'm not a fan of Clones and still can't work out why we play McKenna Cup games against the likes of St Mary's in Clones when any club in the county could cater for the crowd for that game. I'm told its insurance. Which is totally bogus. Imagine the likes of Toome getting a college McKenna Cup game? It would be a huge deal and have a far better atmosphere than playing against a team that brings more subs than supporters.

The Face (Monaghan) - Posts: 890 - 09/09/2014 10:32:46    1649957

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Have been a bit surprised that Blayney have got very few matches this year ?

one problem with it is that you are very far away from the pitch - must be 30-40m space in front of the stand

also dissapointed to see they didnt bother with doing a score board at the U12 finals day there 2 wks ago - surely supporters and teams deserve better

FrankAnnyalla (Monaghan) - Posts: 329 - 09/09/2014 11:44:12    1649995

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Yeah I found that very strange Frank but maybe it is some kind of fair play rule as Cremartin didn't use the score board for under 14 finals day.

updafaughs (Monaghan) - Posts: 25 - 09/09/2014 18:06:30    1650261

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McKenna Cup games should be shared around the County. A game in Truagh one week followed by another in Corduff for example the following week will not only cater for the crowd but bring more patrons who can't get up and down the County for games on a a cold wet January Sunday. Bring the games to the people!

GerryD (Monaghan) - Posts: 322 - 10/09/2014 11:50:40    1650497

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All Monaghan fixtures have to be played at a recognised county grounds. Clones and Castleblayney are these two venues. Inniskeen had been the nominated venue until Castleblayney was developed but as it stands that is the way Ulster council and Croker want it. And Health & Safety reports and Insurance has to be taken into account

oriel.fan (Monaghan) - Posts: 57 - 11/09/2014 11:52:04    1650887

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All Monaghan fixtures have to be played at a recognised county grounds. Clones and Castleblayney are these two venues. Inniskeen had been the nominated venue until Castleblayney was developed but as it stands that is the way Ulster council and Croker want it. And Health & Safety reports and Insurance has to be taken into account

This is sad to hear seeing as Inniskeen is the most impressive grounds not only in Monaghan but Ulster. I remember a league game played back against Tyrone and it was a fantastic atmosphere not like an empty Clones. Castleblayney in my opinion is on a bad road, no parking, stand is too far from pitch etc.

So if the county board are listening, please give league games to Inniskeen.

MuineachanAbu (Monaghan) - Posts: 624 - 11/09/2014 16:58:53    1651037

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