Derry shocked and saddened by death of Ryan McBride
Mr Durkan said: “All thoughts are with Ryan McBride’s family, his Derry City teammates, club officials and all his friends who have lost someone so special.
“There is deep shock and sadness at the loss of a young man who brought so much happiness to others through his skills and dedication.
“I extend my sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, colleagues and friends – and hope they can take some comfort from the breadth and depth of sympathy which has been so widely expressed following his very sad death.”
Colum Eastwood added: Ryan's passing is terrible news and will affect people across our city.
"We are all thinking of his family and his wide circle of friends at this very difficult time."