Casement Park Issue Addressed By New Ulster President

New Ulster GAA President meets with residents at Casement Park

New Ulster GAA President meets with residents at Casement Park

New Ulster GAA President Ciaran McLauglin (Strabane Sigersons & Tyrone GAA) who took the reigns from outgoing President Oliver Galligan (Cavan) at Ulster GAA’s annual convention on Friday evening has confirmed that a key priority in his upcoming term is the full delivery of Casement Park.

The Casement Park development will see a top class provincial GAA facility for the Ulster region replacing the current crumbling Casement Park.

Pictured at Casement Park is Tom Daly, Chair of the Casement Park Stadium Development Project Board along with new Ulster GAA President Ciaran McLaughlin, and outgoing Chair, Oliver Galligan.

Addressing delegates at the event which was hosted by Antrim GAA at St Marys University College in West Belfast, Ciaran McLaughlin welcomed the significant support there is for the project within the local community and said: “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.”

Commenting 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 this 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. “