Belfast Telegraph

GAA cup final day 'incredible'

By Staff Reporter

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has described his first time at a GAA match as "absolutely incredible".

He attended the McKenna Cup final - won by Tyrone as they took on Derry in Newry on Saturday - at the invitation of the Ulster Council.

It was the first time a serving Secretary of State has attended a GAA event in Northern Ireland.

Mr Brokenshire took his seat after the Irish national anthem played, explaining he was attending a meeting beforehand.

"I don't want to offend anyone here tonight, I am here in the spirit of friendship," he added.

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