Ta mé iontach sona failte a chuir rómhaibh uilig anseo inniu ag an ocáid mhór seo -Oscailt Oifigiúil Pairc Uí Chnáimhsighe. Is lá m6r é do gach duine a bhfuil baint acu le Club Iorrais agus do na clubanna eile in Inis Eoghain. Ba mhaith liom fáilte faoi leith a chur roimh Peadar O'Cúinn, Úachtaran Cumann Uladh.
The opening of Páirc Uí Chnáimhsighe is a great triumph for the Urris G.A.A. Club and only made possible by hard work and dedication over a number of years. We are thankful to Charlie Crampsey, R.I.P., whose wish it was that the ground should be purchased by the Urris G.A.A. Club for use in promoting the game in Inis Eoghain. The location of his land enabled us to purchase our Club House also. On a personal note, the first meetings of the Club were held in my father's barn -Danny J. Friel. Since the establishment of the Club, Urris has played an integral part in the development of Gaelic Football in Donegal.
Today would not be possible if it were not for the financial support of our sponsors. We owe them a great debt of gratitude. Our fund raising efforts over the years are known to a lot of you and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted and supported our cause. I wish to thank all the members of our Club who have given unselfishly of their time and energy to ensure the smooth running of all our activities -players, linesmen, ticket gate attendants, members of the committee and our loyal supporters. Our combined efforts have resulted in a milestone for the history of the Club today and I do trust that their work and support will continue. Previous to the purchase of this new pitch, the Club used a playing field in Leenan and I wish to thank Michael Kearney for use of same over the years.
I am very happy to welcome Peter Quinn, President elect of the Gaelic Athletic Association here to perform the Official Opening of Pairc Ui Chnaimhsighe and the 1990 Ulster Champions -Donegal, to play an Inishowen Selection team.
Faoi dheireadh tá mé chun buíochas a thabhairt do gach duine a thug cabhair ar bith leis an leabhar seo a chur le chéile agus go h-áirithe Niall O'Riada a bhí mar éagarth6ir air.
Danny P. Friel,