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A major stadium need to be in a city , not in the middle of nowhere. Casement Park is a ready made site and central in terms of road access time.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 1975 - 19/03/2019 01:26:11    2173577

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Replying To browncows:  "A major stadium need to be in a city , not in the middle of nowhere. Casement Park is a ready made site and central in terms of road access time."
Ya been to many games with big attendances in casement ???

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 107 - 19/03/2019 20:49:24    2173806

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Have said before on here, my Grandad was a Cavan man from near Bawnboy and I remember him saying that he could get home from a game in Casement quicker than he could get home from a game in Clones.

Bawnboy to Clones = 37.5 km
Bawnboy to Casement = 150 km

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3800 - 20/03/2019 09:28:39    2173858

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Replying To farneygael:  "Ya been to many games with big attendances in casement ???"
Nah sure everyone knows only clones has the games with big attendances ....

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts: 1838 - 20/03/2019 13:45:23    2173939

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Replying To bumpernut:  "Nah sure everyone knows only clones has the games with big attendances ...."
Seems very unfair that Munster has 4 stadiums that can take bigger crowds than 35,000 and Ulster or Connacht haven't 1. Why is that??

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 997 - 20/03/2019 19:47:21    2174032

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Replying To bumpernut:  "Nah sure everyone knows only clones has the games with big attendances ...."
Well that cpuld be because you closed the gates to your only stadium before any certain planning was in place.
As for the commute I think it's mad to think casement is a easy option for everyone.
Clones is very easy to access if ya stay of the major roads there are so many ways in and out of it . Hit the smaller roads and your laughing if your heading dublin direction anyways .

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 107 - 20/03/2019 20:43:42    2174046

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Replying To farneygael:  "Well that cpuld be because you closed the gates to your only stadium before any certain planning was in place.
As for the commute I think it's mad to think casement is a easy option for everyone.
Clones is very easy to access if ya stay of the major roads there are so many ways in and out of it . Hit the smaller roads and your laughing if your heading dublin direction anyways ."
Getting in to Clones is " wee buns" loads of little roads on the Fermanagh side which suits Donegal and most of Tyrone anyway.You go in the motorway to Belfast and then you hit a complete bottleneck plus the fact that Casement is a long distance from the city centre and totally lacking in atmosphere around the ground.Unless it has changed recently it is certainly no Drumcondra.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 533 - 20/03/2019 21:58:20    2174070

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clones home of ulster cant beat the atmosphere and build up and afterwards party between both sets of supporters

mrme (USA) - Posts: 16 - 20/03/2019 22:22:16    2174075

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Replying To gunman:  "Getting in to Clones is " wee buns" loads of little roads on the Fermanagh side which suits Donegal and most of Tyrone anyway.You go in the motorway to Belfast and then you hit a complete bottleneck plus the fact that Casement is a long distance from the city centre and totally lacking in atmosphere around the ground.Unless it has changed recently it is certainly no Drumcondra."
Couldn't agree more

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 107 - 21/03/2019 02:57:00    2174098

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Interestingly since Casement was constructed in 1953 until the Troubles took hold in the early 70s there were as many finals held there as in Clones - they seemed to alternate or close to (with Cavan thrown in one year for good measure). So in a way Clones became the default home due to the Political climate up here. But now that things have moved on and the when it has come to the GAA getting a new stadium pretty much provided for them then they are hardly going to turn down that opportunity. Casement has been earmaked as that stadium and I think even Stevie Wonder could see why a new state of the art stadium would be built in the main city of the Province and not away in some field somewhere in the geographical middle of Ulster.

We are a nation of complainers and for all those who are complaining about Casement there are as many complain about Clones as the current location of the Ulster Final. Yet, these same people still get in their cars and go and watch year in year out. And then come back and complain about it again. It is a funny old world!

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3800 - 21/03/2019 11:27:48    2174147

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