Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Gibson congratulates County

News release
Immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has lodged a motion in Parliament congratulating the Ross County on their progression to the Active Nation Scottish Cup semi-final following a 2-1 victory over Hibs.

Mr Gibson said that the result on the night was amazing and monumental and great credit had to go to the players, management and all those connected with the club.

The semi final will be played at Hampden on April the 10th Against Celtic.

Mr Gibson said…

"It is quite an amazing result. The thought of Ross County taking to the National Stadium against one of the Old firm Giants in a semi final is quite astounding. I suspect there will be a mini Highland invasion on Glasgow come April the 10th. Great credit has to the players, coaches and crowd which made a special night in Dingwall."

"This result will act a as a huge boost for the prestige and recognition of the sport in the Highlands and Islands. Ross County is a club which derives support across Ross-shire, and much of the Northern and Western Highlands and Islands so this victory will be felt far and wide."

"I wish the players well for the semi final and am sure they will do themselves and the community proud yet a gain. It has been a great season for County so far and I hope it goes from strength to strength."


Coy of Motion

That the Parliament congratulates the players, coaches and everyone connected with Ross County Football Club on their stunning victory of two goals to one against Hibernian Football Club in the quarter-finals of the Active Nation Scottish Cup; further applauds the sell-out crowd for making an extra special atmosphere on an extra special night in Dingwall; considers that this victory is a monumental result for football in the Highlands and Islands, and wishes all those connected with the club the best of luck against Celtic Football Club in the semi-final at Hampden and the rest of the season.

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