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Monaghan councillor backs decision to move Ulster Final to Croke Park

Jul 20, 2021 07:07 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan councillor backs decision to move Ulster Final to Croke Park Monaghan councillor backs decision to move Ulster Final to Croke Park
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The move by Ulster GAA is to maximise attendance for the final.

A Monaghan councillor has backed the move to host this year's Ulster Championship Final in Croke Park.

St Tiernach's Park in Clones is the traditional venue of the Ulster Football Final, but it missed out on hosting the showpiece last year.

This year's meeting of Monaghan and Tyrone will take place on Saturday, July 31st, with a 4pm throw-in at Croke Park.

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Councillor Hugh McElvaney told yesterday's Ballybay-Clones MD meeting that he "would normally fight hard to keep it in Clones".

However, he said he "understands why they want to change it to Croke Park given the spread of the virus".

The move by Ulster GAA is to maximise attendance for the final, with the GAA Headquarters able to host 18,000 spectators.

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