Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has described as "very pleasant" his visit to Windsor Park in Belfast last night.

Mr McGuinness and his Sinn Féin colleague Raymond McCartney, MLA, watched Derry City take on Linfield in the first leg of the quarter-final of the Setanta Sports Cup.

First Minister Peter Robinson attended his first Gaelic football match in January, when he joined Mr McGuinness at the Dr McKenna Cup final between Derry and Tyrone.

Speaking this morning, Mr McGuinness said such events were a "sign of the changing times" in Northern Ireland. He said sporting occasions were important "unifying" events.

The final score in the game was 1-1.

Mr McGuinness also said this morning that he did attend Windsor Park once as a child, but that last night was his first visit to the venue in a political capacity.