Hurray for Ilex!


On Friday last you published a letter from me bemoaning the fact that, despite many attempts, I was finding it impossible to get to the table with Ilex on the matter of a possible new stadium at Fort George.

Well, I am now delighted to say that, immediately after the Bank Holiday, I was contacted Ilex boss Aideen McGinley’s office with a view to arranging such a meeting.

It took place at their Harbour Square premises on Wednesday morning. I met with Ms McGinley and her colleague Lawrence McCullough. Both were extremely helpful and positive on the Fort George issue and, though we’ll certainly not be turning the first sod at the weekend, I was left in no doubt that any future proposal presented to them would have their very serious attention. The possibilities were certainly not ruled out.

So it’s onwards and upwards.

I thank them for their guidance and courtesy.


Eddie Mahon,

Derry City