St Tiernach's Park
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St Tiernach's Park

St. Tiernach's Park
Páirc Thiarnaigh Naofa
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Address25 Roslea Terrace, Largy, County Monaghan, H23 AH74
Coordinates54°11?8?N 7°13?58?W / 54.18556°N 7.23278°W / 54.18556; -7.23278Coordinates: 54°11?8?N 7°13?58?W / 54.18556°N 7.23278°W / 54.18556; -7.23278
Public transitJubilee Road bus stop
OwnerMonaghan GAA
Field size142 x 87 m
Construction costIR£4.5 million

St. Tiernach's Park is the principal GAA stadium of Ulster GAA located in County Monaghan, Ireland. It is used mainly for Gaelic football.

Such is its association with the town of Clones ( KLOH-nis), which is located to the south, the venue itself is often referred to simply as Clones.

With a capacity of 29,000[1], it hosts major Gaelic football matches such as the Ulster Senior Football Championship final and is home to Clones GAA and Monaghan GAA.


The ground is named after Saint Tiarnach (Tigearnac, d. AD 548), who founded Clones as a monastic settlement c. AD 500.[2] The Ulster Final was held in Clones from 1905 until 2004: before this, a mixture of grounds were used as venues. Between 2004 and 2006, due to increased capacity, the Ulster Final was played at Croke Park in Dublin.[3][4] However, with the 2007 Leinster Senior Football Championship final being scheduled for the same date, that year's Ulster Final was restored to Clones, with Tyrone narrowly defeating Monaghan by a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-13.[5] The Ulster Final has been held in Clones every year since then. St Tiernach's Park used to hold 34,000 spectators, but a health and safety review in 2019 saw that cut by 5,000 to 29,000.

2019 marked the 75th anniversary of St Tiernach's Park.

St. Tiernach's Park July 2020


The covered stand on one side of St Tiernach's Park is the Gerry Arthurs Stand.[6] It is named after Gerry Arthurs (1906-1991), who was treasurer of the Ulster Council for 42 years (1934 - 1976). In 2009, Arthurs was named in the Sunday Tribune's list of the 125 Most Influential People In GAA History.[6] On the other side of the ground is the Pat McGrane Stand (seated), with The Hill (standing) behind it.[]

See also


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  2. ^ "Clones Town Heritage Trail".
  3. ^ Keys, Colm (8 July 2004). "Ulster final sells out Croker". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media.
  4. ^ "Calls to move Donegal-Tyrone Ulster final to Croke Park unlikely to prompt change: Martin McElhinney glad that game is staying in Clones". 5 July 2016. Retrieved 2016. The Ulster finals of 2004, 2005 and 2006 were all held in Croke Park...
  5. ^ "Monaghan 1-13 1-15 Tyrone". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ a b McEvoy, Enda; Shannon, Kieran; Hannigan, Dave; Cunningham, PJ; Clerkin, Malachy; Nugent, Pat (4 January 2009). "125 Most Influential People In GAA History". Sunday Tribune. Archived from the original on 9 August 2009. Retrieved 2009.

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