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"Big disappointment" of losing Ulster Final "hitting home" for Clones businesses

Jul 30, 2021 16:07 By News Northern Sound
"Big disappointment" of losing Ulster Final "hitting home" for Clones businesses "Big disappointment" of losing Ulster Final "hitting home" for Clones businesses
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For the second year running, the final will be played outside of St Tiernach's Park.

A Clones hotel owner says the "big disappointment" of the town not hosting tomorrow's Ulster Final "is hitting home".

Patrick McCarville owns the Creighton Hotel and says Clones would usually "be all go" on the eve of an Ulster Final.

It's the second year in a row that the final will be played outside of St Tiernach's Park, with the showpiece taking place tomorrow afternoon in Croke Park.

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Earlier this week, planning permission was granted for the new Casement Park in Belfast.

There's concern locally that the revamped stadium could become the new home of the Ulster Final once works are complete.

Patrick McCarville says Ulster Championship games in Clones are vital for the economy of the town and added that news regarding Casement Park has been a "massive dampener" and "concern":

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