Among the 4715 attendance at the Derry v Tyrone McKenna Cup Final were Northern Ireland First Minister Com Peter Robinson MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA MP.
Ulster GAA President Aogán O’Fearghail said,
“I was pleased to welcome the First Minister and deputy First Minister to the Power NI McKenna Cup final. The attendance of the First Minister follows a series of engagements that have taken place involving him and his officials over the past number of years led by our Provincial Director Danny Murphy. Myself, Danny Murphy and Tom Daly (Chairman of the Casement Park Stadium Project) first met the First Minister last year and Ulster GAA would want to again recognise the significant investment that the Executive under the leadership of both the First and deputy First Ministers have committed to the Casement Park redevelopment and to many other GAA projects. I thank them for their confidence in and support for Ulster GAA.
“As an Association, we are committed to a shared future for all in Ireland. We outreach to many who have had no traditional involvement with the GAA. The presence of the First Minister at tonight’s match is part of that engagement process and something I warmly welcome.”