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Ulster Football Championship final between Tyrone and Monaghan moved to Croke Park to facilitate bigger crowd
Ulster GAA has confirmed that the province's senior football final between Tyrone and Monaghan will be held at Croke Park. The decider has been brought forward 24 hours, to be held on Saturday, July 31.
Last Updated: 20/07/21 12:12pm
The 2021 Ulster Senior Football Championship final between Tyrone and Monaghan has been moved to Croke Park to facilitate greater crowd numbers.
The meeting of the Red Hands and the Farney County will be the first time the decider will have been held outside of the province since 2008.
It will be held at 4pm on Saturday, July 31. It was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 1.
The move follows a similar switch from Connacht GAA, who are staging Mayo vs Galway at HQ this Sunday.
"Following a meeting of Ulster CCC this evening, it has been agreed that the 2021 Ulster Senior Football Championship final will be played in Croke Park on Saturday, July 31 at 4pm," read a statement on Monday.
No capacity has been confirmed, with at least 18,000 expected, the numbers which were in attendance at Croke Park on both Saturday and Sunday.
Tyrone and Monaghan qualified for the final after wins over Donegal and Armagh respectively.
Meanwhile, the U20 final has been postponed, after the death of Monaghan captain Brendán Óg Duffy.
"Ulster CCC also considered a request from Monaghan GAA to postpone the EirGrid Ulster Under 20 Football Championship Final, which had been scheduled for this Saturday, due to the tragic death of their team captain, Brendan Óg Duffy. Ulster CCC have acceded to this request and this game has been rescheduled for Friday, July 30, in Athletic Grounds, Armagh."