A local councillor has said that statements declaring that the Ulster final in Clones is ‘not a place for children’, and ‘degrading to the game of football’ is a misrepresentation.

Last Friday, Donegal native Charlie McMonagle told the Joe Finnegan Show that drink culture, litter and broken glass was the reason he would not be bringing his family to this year’s Ulster Football Final next weekend. However, local councillor for Ballybay-Clones Seamus Coyle has said he is ‘horrified’ by these comments and feels they misrepresent the event.

Councillor Coyle stated that there is a strong Garda presence on the day of the Ulster final, with people previously stopped from entering St.Tiernach’s due to their alcohol consumption. Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show this morning he went on to address the complaints of litter and glass reported to have been on the streets in previous years: