Sinn Féin’s Cathal Ó hOisín said the positive decision by the EU Commission on the use of funds for the construction of new stadia vindicates the sports minister’s strategy of creating modern facilities.
“Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín embarked on a project to create three modern stadia across the different sporting codes of soccer, GAA and rugby,” said the East Derry MLA.
“These stadia will meet all the necessary requirements including disability access and promoting health awareness.
“The announcement by the EU Commission that the money allocated to these projects meets all the necessary criteria will allow these projects to proceed on time.
“The commitment by the Minister on developing excellent modern sporting facilities has to be commended and supported and I look forward to attending major events in these state-of-the-art facilities.”