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Clones residents fear losing Ulster Final to Casement Park

May 31, 2022 18:05 By News Northern Sound
Clones residents fear losing Ulster Final to Casement Park Clones residents fear losing Ulster Final to Casement Park
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Ciaran Morgan says the fans, residents and players, all want the Ulster Final to remain in Clones, and that it's "hard to understand" why the GAA potentially don't.

Residents in Clones and the wider GAA community are opposed to losing the Ulster Final to Casement Park in the future.

That's according to Ciaran Morgan of Lipton's Clones, who believes the decision to move venues for the Ulster Final would have a devastating impact on the local town.

The future of Clones hosting the Ulster Final hangs in the balance, after a legal challenge to stop plans to redevelop Casement Park were dismissed yesterday.

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The Monaghan native described the news as a "kick in the teeth" after the success of Sunday.

He says the fans, residents and players, all want the Ulster Final to remain in Clones, and that it's "hard to understand" why the GAA potentially don't.

Mr Morgan claims there is a "great atmosphere" that comes with holding the event in Clones, and believes it is something that the GAA could potentially lose by bringing it to a stadium on the outskirts of a city which doesn’t have the facilities that are needed.

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While it is predicted that it will cost over £140 million to redevelop Casement Park, Ciaran Morgan said it was "unfortunate" that no money had been allocated to Clones, adding that the local town was in serious need of investment.

 

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