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Concerns for future of Ulster Final in Clones re-surface as planning approved at Casement Park

Oct 14, 2020 13:10 By News Northern Sound
Concerns for future of Ulster Final in Clones re-surface as planning approved at Casement Park Concerns for future of Ulster Final in Clones re-surface as planning approved at Casement Park
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Concerns for the future of the Ulster Final in Clones re-surface as planning approval has been recommended for the new stadium at Casement Park.

Concerns for the future of the Ulster Final in Clones re-surface as planning approval has been recommended for the new stadium at Casement Park.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon MLA yesterday announced her decision which means the Ulster Council of the GAA will be able to build a new 34,578 capacity stadium on their existing site on the Andersonstown Road.

The planning application was first submitted to Belfast City Council in February 2017 but this announcement has led to concerns that the stadium could replace St.Tiernach's Park in Clones as the new home of the Ulster final which is a major economic boost to the town each year.

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Local councillor for the area Pat Treanor has been part of the Keep the Ulster Final in Clones Campaign and he fears this could see both stadiums pitted against each other.

He told Shannonside Northern Sound News that he is calling on the GAA and the government to commit to keeping the Ulster Final in Clones:

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