New Ulster GAA President Ciaran McLaughlin has confirmed that a key priority in his upcoming term is the full delivery of Casement Park.
Addressing delegates at last weekend’s Ulster GAA Annual Convention which was hosted by Antrim GAA at St Mary’s University College in West Belfast, McLaughlin welcomed the significant support there is for the project within the local community.McLaughlin commented:
“Earlier this evening Ulster GAA were invited to meet a group of local residents, who wanted to outline their determination to see the project redeveloped as soon as possible. It was heartening to hear, first hand, the commitment and passion that there is for the redevelopment of Casement Park amongst local residents and I commend their determination to ensure that their voice will not be lost.
“The protracted planning process has been extremely frustrating for everyone and I would like to thank local residents, our members and the whole community for their continued understanding and patience as we seek to deliver Ulster’s provincial ground and Antrim’s home in the heart of West Belfast.”Stephen McGeehan, Ulster GAA Project Sponsor added: “It was a very special occasion to have Ulster GAA’s Annual Convention hosted by Antrim, in West Belfast last weekend. For Ulster GAA to be approached for a meeting by a group of local residents who live beside the stadium who wanted to convey their support for the project is very significant, and reflects the mood of the wider community. “The group shared a letter with every Ulster GAA delegate outlining their reasons for supporting the initiative and their determination to ensure that supportive local voices will be heard in coming weeks and months ahead.”