Páirc Thiarnaigh Naofa
|Address||25 Roslea Terrace, Largy, County Monaghan, H23 AH74|
|Public transit||Jubilee Road bus stop|
|Field size||142 x 87 m|
|Construction cost||IR£4.5 million|
The ground is named after Saint Tiarnach (Tigearnac, d. AD 548), who founded Clones as a monastic settlement c. AD 500. 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. 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. 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.
The covered stand on one side of St Tiernach's Park is the Gerry Arthurs Stand. 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. On the other side of the ground is the Pat McGrane Stand (seated), with The Hill (standing) behind it.
The Ulster finals of 2004, 2005 and 2006 were all held in Croke Park...