Sinn Féin's spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Sports & Tourism, Sandra McLellan TD, has this evening congratulated, "St Patrick's Athletic on winning the President's Cup."
Speaking after the match, Deputy McLellan said:
"The match was a great show piece for League of Ireland football. It had two great teams, St Pat's and Sligo Rovers playing in this the inaugural President's Cup.
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, for giving so generously of his time and attending the game. He is a great fan of domestic football and his decision to revive this cup is a great credit to him.
"I would hope that next year RTE does the right thing and televises this cup final. As the national broadcaster it has a duty to promote home grown talent and League of Ireland football."