UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE OF CLONES ON ULSTER FINAL DAY DEFENDED BY COUNCILLORS

20 June 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, Cllr Seamus Coyle, has said he is horrified by comments made in a recent radio interview that the ‘drink culture’ and ‘litter’ at Clones during the Ulster final meant it was not a place to bring your children. Donegal native Charlie McMonagle, who lives in Ballymahon, told the Joe Finnegan Show on Northern Sound that drink culture, litter and broken glass were the reasons he would not be bringing his family to the Ulster football final this weekend, when his home county will take on Cavan.

Mr McMonagle claimed that the scenes of people lying drunk near St Tiarnach’s Park, as well as the excessive volumes of litter caused by all-day drinking at previous Ulster finals in Clones meant that the town was not a place to bring children. He further claimed that a lack of stewards and monitoring had made the event dangerous. Cllr Coyle hit back…

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