Welcomed decision on naming Brandywell Stadium in honour of Derry City legend Ryan McBride

Sinn Féin group leader on DSCDC Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed the decision announced today that the redeveloped Brandywell stadium is to be named in honour of Derry City legend Ryan McBride who passed away last year.

Sandra Duffy said

“I welcome today’s decision to name the redeveloped Brandywell stadium in Ryan’s name.

“Everyone in our city was deeply touched with the untimely death of Ryan.

“It had a deep impact on his family, the Brandywell community, the wider city and those connected to Derry City Football Club and sport in general across Ireland.

“Ryan’s life on and off the field, has left a great legacy in our city and the club and its players will continue to draw inspiration from him for many years to come.

“It is fitting that Ryan’s legacy should live on through the stadium and the club he loved and that he should be remembered in this way for generations to come.

“I would like to pay tribute to McBride family for the dignity shown throughout this process, the work of the Ryan McBride Foundation and that of local Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue.”