ENDA McGUILL CUP 2nd ROUND FIXTURES CONFIRMED

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Derry City Under 19s have been handed a tough draw in the 2nd round of the Enda McGuill Cup.

The Candy Stripes will have home advantage against Southern Elite Division outfit UCD, in what is a repeat of the 2014/15 final. On that occasion, the Students prevailed in a five goal thriller at the Belfield Bowl, running out winners by three goals to two.

The only other meeting between these sides took place in October 2016 when a single strike from Simon Power, 15 minutes from time, secured a 1-0 win for the students at the quarter final stage of the National League.

UCD are currently leading the Southern Division with 21 points from ten games played.

Confirmation of the dates and times for the 2017 Enda McGuill Cup 2nd Round fixtures are below.

Current Derry City first team star, Ronan Curtis celebrates his goal in the 2014/15 Enda McGuill Cup final against UCD.

SSE AIRTRICITY NATIONAL UNDER 19 LEAGUE

Enda McGuill Cup (Round Two)

TUESDAY JULY 4

Athlone Town v Sligo Rovers, Athlone Town Stadium (7.30).

Bohemians v Cabinteely FC, IT Blanchardstown (7.30).

Drogheda United v Finn Harps, United Park (7.30).

Wexford FC v Cork City, Ferrycarrig Park (7.45).

WEDNESDAY JULY 5

Cobh Ramblers v Waterford FC, St Colman’s Park (7.30).

Derry City v UCD, Wilton Park (7.0).

WEDNESDAY JULY 12

Limerick FC v St Patrick’s Athletic, University of Limerick (7.30).

TUESDAY JULY 18

Dundalk v Bray Wanderers, Oriel Park (7.45).

MARK FARREN U17 CUP SECOND ROUND FIXTURES

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Confirmation of the dates and times for the 2nd Round of the Mark Farren U17 Cup.

Derry City defeated local rivals Finn Harps in the first round courtesy of a second half effort from Mikey Sweeney.

They must now make the trip to Gortakeegan where they will play Monaghan/Cavan FP in the second round on Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm.

MARK FARREN U17 CUP SECOND ROUND FIXTURES

Tues 4th July Athlone Town v Sligo Rovers Lecarrow 7.15pm
Tues 4th July Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda United Tallaght TBC 7.30pm
Tues 4th July Monaghan – Cavan v Derry City Gortakeegan 7.30pm
Tues 4th July Shelbourne v Longford Town AUL Complex 7.30pm
Tues 4th July Limerick v Waterford UL 7.30pm
Wed 5th July Dundalk v Bohemians Oriel Park 7.30pm
Wed 5th July Kerry v Cork City Mounthawk Park 7.30pm
Wed 5th July St Patrick’s Athletic v Bray Wanderers IT Blanchardstown 8.00pm

UNDER-19s RETURN TO ACTION FOLLOWING MID-SEASON BREAK

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Derry City U19’s Ronan Wilson in action against Newbuildings FC

The Derry City Under-19 development squad return to competitive action following the four-week mid-season break when they host Longford Town on Wednesday evening at Wilton Park. A win for the Candy Stripes would see them move up to third in the table and into one of the top four placings, which secures qualification for the National Stages, for only the third time this season.

In preparation for their return to league action, the City youngsters brushed off the cobwebs with a challenge game against Newbuildings FC last week, running out comprehensive winners with a 7-0 scoreline. City were predictably dominant from the start and raced into a 2-0 half time lead courtesy of a brace from Stephen Duffy. There was to be no let-up in the second half as the goals continued to flow with Derry’s superior fitness and technical ability proving too much for the hosts. Matthew Duffy (2), Shane McNamee, Sean McBride and Ronan Wilson all registered scores in a one-sided second period. Despite the comfortable margin of victory, the game proved a beneficial run out for the squad before they resume their Airtricity League campaign on Wednesday.

Last time out Derry suffered a narrow two one defeat to Bohemians at IT Blanchardstown. City were well on top in the first half and were disappointed not to enter the break with more than a one nil lead courtesy of a strike by Sean McBride. But second half efforts from Steven Nolan and a penalty from Cian Fay secured the win for the Gypsies.

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U17s & U19s SUFFER DEFEAT TO BOHEMIANS

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Derry City U19 striker Sean McBride, scored his 7th goal in five games in a 2-1 defeat to Bohemians at the weekend.

The Derry City U17 and U19 development squads both suffered defeat to Bohemians in their respective Airtricity League fixtures at the weekend.

John Quigg’s Under-19 squad narrowly lost 2-1 to Bohs at a rain-soaked IT Blanchardstown. Ballybofey man Sean McBride continued his good form, netting his seventh goal in five games, to give the visitors an early lead. The 18-year-old, a student at St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, has now scored a total of 30 competitive goals for City in the Airtricity U17 and U19 leagues since signing from his local club Cappry Rovers in 2015.

The home side fought back strongly in the second half and equalised on 66 minutes through a Steven Nolan effort before sealing the win five minutes from time when Cian Fay converted from the spot to send the Gypsies two points clear at the top of the Northern Division table. Derry drop down to fifth place with fifteen points from their opening eight games, four points behind the Phibsborough outfit.

Meanwhile the Under-17s, under the management of Ronan O’Donnell and Hugh Harkin, went down 3-0 to Bohemians at Wilton Park. The home side created the better chances in the first period with Aaron McGurk and Fionn McClure both going close to breaking the deadlock. But City found themselves one down at the break when Mitch Byrne converted a corner from close range on the stroke of half time. The Gypsies doubled their advantaged on 65 minutes when Liam McGrath slotted home from twelve yards following a flowing move down the right flank.

Jimmy Mowlds’ outfit completed the scoring deep into stoppage time when Ryan Hart was left unmarked in the box and he calmly finished past Houghton to put some gloss on the final score. Derry remain in the bottom three in the Northern Division with six points from their opening seven games.

The underage leagues now enter their mid-season break and will return to action on Saturday 24th June, when Derry face Longford Town at both Under-17 and Under-19 level.

DERRY CITY U17s: Daniel Houghton: Dylan Sheerin, Danny McGlynn, Ethan Harkin, Calum Boyle; Fionn McClure, Adam Taggart, Jack Parke, Edward O’Reilly; Daniel Ward, Aaron McGurk. Subs Used: Conor McGowan, Jack Clarke, Shaun Gerard Sheppard, Caolan McLaughlin.

 

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U19 RESULTS

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Results from this weekend’s  Under-19 Northern Elite Division

SSE AIRTRICITY NATIONAL UNDER 19 League

Northern Elite Division
Athlone Town 0 Drogheda United 2 (Lee Partridge, Stephen Meaney)
Derry City 2 (Cathal Farren, Adrian Delap) Finn Harps 0
Dundalk 2 (Jack O’Keeffe, Aaron Townley) Longford Town 1 (Conor Cummins pen)
Shelbourne 7 (Jordan Kelly 2, Sean Cronin 2, James Browne, Dylan Grimes, Ali Reghba) Monaghan-Cavan FP 0
St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Bohemians 1 (Jamie Hamilton).

 

Northern Division Top Scorers

11 Jack O’Keeffe (Dundalk)
9 Cian Fay (Bohemians)
7 Aidan Keena  (St Pat’s Ath)
7 Cathal Farren (Derry City)
6 Sean McBride (Derry City)
6 Stephen Meaney (Drogheda United)
5 Gareth Doherty (Finn Harps)
5 Cian Flynn (Dundalk)

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MAY 22nd 2007 – (10 years ago)

Pat Fenlon resigned as Derry City manager on Tues 22nd May 2007 citing personal reasons.

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MAY 23rd 2003 – (14 years ago)

Derry City lost 5-1 to Shamrock Rovers in a League fixture at Richmond Park.

Derry took the lead on 13 mins through a deflected Gary Beckett free kick but Rovers fought back to score five second half goals from Stephen Gough (2) and a hat-trick from James Keddy.

Derry City – Forde, McCallion, McCrystal, McLaughlin, Hutton, Friars, Doherty (McCready 85), Martyn, McGlynn, Beckett (Mullen 88), Moran (Gill 82).

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MAY 25th 2012 – (5 years ago)

Derry City defeated Finn Harps 4-0 in the second round of the F.A.I. Cup with goals from Stephen McLaughlin 2, Rory Patterson and Barry Molloy.

Derry City: Gerard Doherty; Dermot McCaffrey, Simon Madden, Shane McEleney, Ryan McBride; Ruaidhri Higgins, Barry Molloy, Owen Morrison, Stephen McLaughlin; Patrick McEleney, Rory Patterson Subs not used: Eugene Ferry, Brian McGroary, Matthew Crossan, Ryan Curran.

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MAY 26th 1989 – (28 years ago)

28 years ago Derry City striker Liam Coyle made his International debut for Northern Ireland in a one nil defeat to Chile at Windsor Park, Belfast. Coyle came on as a substitute for Jimmy Quinn on 64 minutes.

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UNDER 19: DERRY CITY 2-0 FINN HARPS

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Derry City U19s defeated Finn Harps 2-0 at Wilton Park on Saturday afternoon, thanks to first-half strikes from Cathal Farren and Adrian Delap.

With Republic of Ireland Under 19 manager Tom Mohan keeping a keen eye on proceedings from the sideline, Derry opened the scoring on 34 minutes with a long range effort from Cathal Farren, his 7th goal in 7 games, before doubling their advantage on 41 minutes. Adrian Delap was sent clear down the right flank after playing a superb one-two with Cathal Farren. Delap continued his run into the box before calmly sliding the ball under Harps keeper McCarron.

The Candy Stripes more than deserved the three points and have won their last four games against Athlone Town, Drogheda United, Monaghan/Cavan FP and Finn Harps.

This win moves City above Bohemians and St Patrick’s Ath – who face each other on Sunday – into third place in the table with fifteen points from seven games.

Next weekend Derry play their final fixture before the mid-season break, when they travel to Dublin to face Bohemians.

DERRY CITY: Mark McElhinney; Noel Doherty, Paul Doherty, Sam Todd, Lee McColgan; Adrian Delap, Ronan Wilson, Evan Tweed, Matty Doherty; Cathal Farren, Sean McBride.

FINN HARPS: Lee McCarron, Zach Brolly, Michael Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Paul Ferry, Jordan Ryan, Ryan Finn, Gareth Doherty, Liam Walsh, Oran McConnell, Alex Carolan.

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UNDER 19: FOUR-GOAL HAUL FOR MCBRIDE AS CITY CRUISE TO VICTORY

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Derry City Under 19 striker Sean McBride was involved in seven of the eight goals scored against Monaghan/Cavan FP on Saturday

Derry City Under-19 striker Sean McBride put in a man of the match performance to help the Candy Stripes to a comprehensive 8-0 win over bottom of the table Monaghan/Cavan FP at Gortakeegan on Saturday afternoon.

Monaghan/Cavan FP 0-8 Derry City

The Republic of Ireland schoolboy international delivered a clinical display in front of goal, playing a part in seven of the eight goals scored. McBride scored four and added three assists to help send the Candy Stripes to a record breaking win, securing their biggest winning margin since the inception of the Under-19 league in 2011.

Substitute Matty Doherty also played his part in the emphatic victory, scoring a fine second half hat-trick, with Cathal Farren also getting his name on the score sheet.

Derry made three changes to the side that defeated Drogheda last time out. Under-17 captain Kieran Farren came in to replace Sam Todd who was on first team duty. There was also a starting role for Paul Doherty at centre half and goalkeeper Jason McCallion came in for his second competitive appearance.

Derry completely dominated the first half but had to wait until the 34th minute to open the scoring. McBride whipped in a pin point diagonal cross to the feet of Cathal Farren at the back post. The Carndonagh man made no mistake, taking one touch and converting to register his twentieth goal for the Under-19s.

Three minutes later City doubled their advantage, Stephen Duffy sent Ronan Wilson clear with a sublime return pass on the edge of the box. Wilson squared a cross across the face of goal to the unmarked McBride, he adjusted his feet to fire a left footed shot high into the top corner giving the keeper no chance.

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Today’s U19 Results

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Results from today’s Under-19 Northern Elite Division

Drogheda United 4-1 Shelbourne Mark Doyle, Karl Fitzsimons 2, Lee Partridge Jordan Kelly
Monaghan-Cavan  FP 0-8 Derry City Sean McBride 4, Matty Doherty 3, Cathal Farren
Finn Harps 1-4 St Patrick’s Athletic Liam Walsh Aidena Keena 3, Josh Hogan
Bohemians 4-2 Dundalk Cian Fay 2, Ryan Graydon 2
Adam Finnegan, Cian Flynn

Northern Division Top Scorers

10 Jack O’Keeffe (Dundalk)
9 Cian Fay (Bohemians)
7 Aidan Keena  (St Pat’s Ath)
6 Cathal Farren (Derry City)
6 Sean McBride (Derry City)
5 Stephen Meaney (Drogheda United)
5 Gareth Doherty (Finn Harps)
5 Cian Flynn (Dundalk)

MARK FARREN CUP: FINN HARPS 0-1 DERRY CITY

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Mikey Sweeney came off the bench to fire Derry City Under-17s to victory against Finn Harps in the first round of the Mark Farren U17 Memorial Cup in Killygordon on Wednesday evening.

The former Swilly Rovers hitman finished off a perfect cross from Jack Parke at the near post, to register the only goal of the game as Gary Duffy’s side recorded their first win of the season.

Harps bossed possession and were the better team for much of the first-half but lacked a real cutting edge to seriously trouble Derry stopper Daniel Houghton, who produced a competent display between the posts.

Indeed, on another night the hosts could have been out of sight by the break but the lack of a clinical finish in the final third proved to be their downfall.

The nearest the home side came to scoring in the first period was from a Keelan McGill header which Houghton saved at point black range, the resulting phase of play finished with Niall McGinley heading onto the crossbar.

The Candy Stripes failed to trouble Harps net minder Joe Boyle in the opening forty-five but reappeared after the break with renewed vigour and lead by their talismanic captain Kieran Farren.

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USL: FINN HARPS RES 2-3 DERRY CITY RES

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Derry City Reserves completed their Ulster Senior League programme with a fine 3-2 win over Finn Harps Reserves in Killygordon on Tuesday evening.

Against the run of play, the Candy Stripes hit the front on 7 minutes when Stephen Duffy finished high into the roof of the net. City doubled their advantage moments later when Duffy scored his second from close range, converting an excellent cross by Rhys McDermott from the right.

The scoreline didn’t reflect the early play and Harps certainly didn’t deserve to be 3-0 down when Matthew Duffy slotted home from close range on 37 minutes.

Harps first half display deserved a goal and it duly arrived just before the break when Liam Walsh fired low past City stopper Jason McCallion from eight yards.

A spectacular effort from Luke Nelis with 15 minutes left on the clock gave the home side belief that they could score an equaliser. And that opportunity presented itself on 84 minutes when Harps were awarded a penalty but City net minder McCallion pulled off a superb save diving at full stretch to his right to palm away Ryan Finn’s effort.

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UNDER 17 UPDATE

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Derry City U17 striker Mikey Sweeney in action against Athlone Town

The Derry City U17 development side played out a scoreless draw with Dundalk at Oriel Park on Sunday in matchday four of the SSE Airtricity Northern Elite Division.

From their matches played to date, the young Candy Stripes have lost both home games against St Patrick’s Athletic and Athlone Town, while securing credible draws away to Shelbourne and now Dundalk.

The Lilywhites remain unbeaten in their opening five league fixtures and Gary Duffy’s side will be delighted to have come away from the County Louth venue with a point.

City also notched up their first clean sheet of the season and Duffy will now hope his new look squad can take confidence and build on their positive display against Dundalk going into the first of two games this week.

On Wednesday night, Derry travel to the Curragh, Killygordon to play North-West rivals Finn Harps in the first round of the Mark Farren Memorial Cup. Declan Boyle’s side have made a good start to their season winning three out of their opening four fixtures. Then next Saturday, May 6, Derry travel to United Park to face Drogheda United in matchday five of their SSE Airtricity Northern Elite Division campaign.

The Derry City squad includes:  Daniel Houghton, Leannan McCann, Calum Boyle, Jack Clarke, Danny McGlynn, Shaun Gerard Leppard, Dylan Sheerin, Fionn McClure, Kieran Farren, Jack Parke, Conor McGowan, Daniel Ward, Mikey Sweeney, Caolan McLaughlin, Edward O’Reilly, Ethan Harkin, Kian McGarvey, Aaron McGurk, Jack Malone

2017 RESULTS
Shelbourne 1-1 Derry City
Derry City 0-5 St Patrick’s Athletic
Derry City 0-1 Athlone Town
Dundalk 0-0 Derry City

SCORERS 2017 SEASON
1 – Kieran Farren

ON THIS DAY – 20 YEARS AGO

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Twenty years ago today, on the 19th April 1997, Derry City defeated St Patrick’s Athletic by two goals to nil at Brandywell to lift the League of Ireland Premier Division title for only the second time in their history. A goal in either half from James Keddy and captain Peter Hutton secured the title and incredibly it was to be the last time the Candy Stripes would lift the famous old trophy. Derry finished ten points clear of second placed Bohemians in 1997, a video of the goals against the Inchicore side and a couple of articles from the Irish Times are below.

The Derry City league winning squad of 1996/97 included: – Tony O’Dowd, Declan Devine, Richie Purdy, Declan Boyle, Peter Hutton, Paul Curran, Gavin Dykes, Tom Mohan, Paul Hegarty, Liam Coyle, Gary Beckett, James Keddy, Kevin McKeever, Darren Kelly, Ryan Coyle, Sean Hargan, Tommy Dunne, Ryan Semple.

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CENTENARY SHIELD: DEFEAT FOR IRISH SCHOOLS AT WHITEHALL

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Derry City U19 pair Sean McBride (left) a student at St. Columba’s College Stranorlar and Connor Gormley (right) of Loreto Community School Milford made second half appearances for the Republic of Ireland schools against England.

The Republic of Ireland schools international side ended their Centenary Shield campaign with a disappointing 5-2 defeat to England at Whitehall last night.

The Irish led 2-1 at the break with strikes from Evan Murphy and John Martin but England fought back strongly to score four second half goals to claim the win.

Derry City U19 pair Connor Gormley, a pupil at Loreto Community School Milford and Sean McBride of St. Columba’s College Stranorlar made second half appearances coming off the bench on 68 and 75 minutes respectively.

Northern Ireland had a comprehensive 3-0 win over Wales on Wednesday evening to secure the 2017 title but they must wait for the result of next week’s encounter between England and Wales to see if they share the trophy or win it outright.

Gormley and McBride will now turn their attention back to the Under-19 league and step up preparations for their next fixture which is away to bottom of the table Athlone Town next weekend.

 
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Sean McBRIDE

 

UNDER 19: ENDA MCGUILL CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

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SSE AIRTRICITY UNDER 19 LEAGUE ENDA MCGUILL CUP

First Round Draw

UCD v Shelbourne, Belfield Bowl.
Dundalk v Monaghan-Cavan FP, Oriel Park.
Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers, United Park.
Athlone Town v Galway United, Athlone Town Stadium.
Cabinteely FC v Longford Town, Stradbrook.

Games to be played on w/c April 30.

UNDER 17: MARK FARREN MEMORIAL CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

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SSE AIRTRICITY UNDER 17 LEAGUE MARK FARREN MEMORIAL CUP

Derry City U17s have been drawn away to north-west neighbours Finn Harps in the first round of the Mark Farren Memorial Cup. Tie to be played on Wednesday 3rd May in Killygordon.

Meanwhile, holders Bohemians will open their defence of the Cup with a home fixture against UCD at the Oscar Traynor Centre on Wednesday May 3 (7.30).

While St Patricks Athletic last season’s league champions who were denied a league and cup double when suffering a 2-0 defeat to their Dublin rivals in the inaugural final at Richmond Park have a first round tie against Cabinteely FC at IT Blanchardstown on the previous evening.

(First Round Fixtures)

TUESDAY MAY 2 (7.30)
St Patrick’s Athletic v Cabinteely FC, IT Blanchardstown Campus.

WEDNESDAY MAY 3 (7.30)
Bohemians v UCD, Oscar Traynor Centre.
Cobh Ramblers v Kerry League, St Colman’s Park.
Finn Harps v Derry City, The Curragh.
Longford Town v Galway United, City Calling Stadium.
Waterford FC v Wexford FC, RSC (7.0).

U17: SHELBOURNE 1-1 DERRY CITY

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The Derry City Under-17 development squad opened their 2017 SSE Airtricity League Northern Division campaign with a 1-1 draw against Shelbourne at the AUL complex, Dublin on Saturday afternoon.

Manager Gary Duffy travelled to the capital with a host of new signings, in what is virtually a new squad for the 2017 season. Only Carndonagh pair Fionn McClure and Kieran Farren form the 2016 panel were named in the starting eleven, with nine players making their competitive debuts at Under-17 level for the club.

A strike from Ali Reghba was cancelled out by Kieran Farren (pictured) volleying home to secure a point and to make it a solid start to the season for the Candy Stripes.

The Under-17 squad this year includes; Carndonagh goalkeeper Daniel Houghton, Dungloe quartet Ethan Harkin, Calum Boyle, Danny McGlynn and Daniel Ward, former Swilly Rovers forward Mikey Sweeney and local lads Jack Malone, Aaron McGurk and Conor McGowan among others.

Duffy will now turn his attention to preparing his side to face St Patrick’s Athletic in their first home game of the new season, in what is sure to be a stern test for his new-look squad.

Derry City U17s: Houghton, Clarke, Harkin, Farren, Boyle, McGowan, Malone, Parke, McClure, Ward, Sweeney

SSE Airtricity Under-17 League
Northern Elite Division
Saturday, April 15th
Derry City v Saint Patrick’s Athletic
Venue to be confirmed.

 

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APRIL 11th 2002 – (15 years ago)

Limerick FC defeated Derry City 3-2 on penalties at the Brandywell to win the League Cup for only the third time in their history.

A penalty in the 71st minute from star striker Liam Coyle gave the Candy Stripes a one nil win on the night, leaving the final tied 2-2 on aggregate.

Limerick goalkeeper Jimmy Fyffe saved Derry’s final two penalty kicks in the shoot-out, from Eddie McCallion and Gareth Mullan to secure victory for the Shannonside club.

Derry City: Payne; E McCallion, McCready, McLaughlin, Doherty, Deery, McGlynn, Coyle, T McCallion, Moran

APRIL 11th 1990 – (17 years ago)

Derry City defeated Saint Patrick’s Athletic 4-3 on penalties, in the FAI Cup quarter final replay at Harold’s Cross.

Paul Osam put the Inichicore side in front with the Candy Stripes equalising through an own goal by Pat’s centre half Damien Byrne.

Derry went on to win the penalty shootout 4-3.

APRIL 11th 1933 – (84 years ago)

Derry City defeated Coleraine 4-0 in the final of the North West Senior Cup with goals from John Forster and a hat-trick from former Everton striker Bobby Irvine.

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APRIL 12th 1997 – (20 years ago)

Twenty years ago today the first domestic league game was screened live on television by RTE at Tolka Park, Dublin.

The game finished in an entertaining one all draw between Shelbourne and Derry City.

Stephen Geoghegan had given the hosts the lead but a second half effort form Gary Beckett secured a point for the Candy Stripes.

 APRIL 12th 1941 – (76 years ago)

Derry City suffered a heavy defeat, losing 6-2 to Portadown in the Northern Regional League. City’ goals coming from a brace by Jimmy Kelso.

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Ronan Curtis named in Irish Under-21 squad for European qualifier

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Ronan celebrates scoring for Derry City U19s against Longford in 2014

Derry City forward Ronan Curtis has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for the UEFA U21 Championships Qualifying Round fixture with Kosovo on Saturday 25th March.

Ronan is a former Derry City Under-19 player and is currently a prominent member of Kenny Shiels’ first team panel at the Brandywell.

Curtis, signed for the Candy Stripes from Donegal outfit Swilly Rovers and made his Under-19 debut in a two nil win away to Letterkenny Rovers in September 2013, finishing his first season at the club with eight goals.

The 20-year-old has excelled in Derry’s player development programme and went on to score seventeen goals in the 2104 season, were the Under-19 side disappointingly finished runners-up in three competitions – the Northern Elite Division, Enda McGuill Cup and the National League Final.

The talented forward harbours hopes of securing a move across the water and a call up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad can only help him to fulfil that ambition.

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MARCH 13th 1937 – (80 years ago)

Derry City defeated Distillery 4-1 at home in the City Cup competition. Goalscorers were Archie McLeod (ex-Partick Thistle), Jimmy Kelly 2 and Harry Duffy (ex-Yoker Athletic). Indeed, this win was Derry’s fortieth home game in a row without defeat.

MARCH 13th 1988 – (29 years ago)

Goals from Jonathan Speak, John Cunningham and Paul Carlyle gave the Candy Stripes a 3-2 win over Limerick at Brandywell in a Premier Division fixture.

MARCH 13th 2006 – (11 years ago)

Derry City played their first home game in the Setanta Cup competition, defeating Belfast club Glentoran 3-1, with goals from Gary Beckett and a brace by Sean Hargan.

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MARCH 14th 1971 – (46 years ago)

A solitary goal from Danny Hale gave Derry a 1-0 win over Linfield in the Irish Cup Semi-Final which was played at Coleraine. The Brandywell Club went on to lose 3-0 to Distillery the final.

MARCH 14th 2008 – (9 years ago)

Goals from Mark Farren and Ciaran Martyn secured a 2-1 win over Finn Harps in the Brandywell.

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Man of the Match award for Delap

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Well done to Derry City U19 player Adrian Delap on being presented with the Man of the Match award in the All Ireland Collages Final which was played at Markets Field, Limerick on Wednesday.

The Letterkenny Institute of Technology were beaten by Six in a row Champions Carlow IT 1-0 in the final.

Adrian has been an important member of John Quigg’s under-19 panel since making his debut in September 2015 and the promising winger is currently on the periphery of Kenny Shiels’ first team panel.

 

Boyle Impresses Former Ireland Manager Brian Kerr

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Former Derry City U19 forward Nathan Boyle, impressed Brian Kerr after his eye catching two goals against Bohemians on Friday.

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FEBRUARY 27th 1935 – (82 years ago)

Derry City defeated Ballymena United 7-1 away from home in the City Cup competition. Archie McLeod (ex-Partick Thistle) scored 4, a single strike from Jimmy Kelly and a brace from Albert Smith secured a huge win for the Brandywell club.

FEBRUARY 27th 1937 – (80 years ago)

Derry City defeated Linfield 1-0 at Windsor Park in the City Cup competition. Archie McLeod (ex-Partick Thistle) with the only goal of the game.

FEBRUARY 27th 1991 – (26 years ago)

Derry City defeated Limerick 2-0 in the final of the League Cup at Brandywell. Goals from Felix Healy and Joe Hanrahan saw the Candy Stripes lift the trophy for the second time since they entered the league of Ireland in 1985.

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SSE Airtricity U19 Fixtures for 2017 Season

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Derry City U19s have a tough start to their 2017 Northern Elite Division campaign with a home fixture against Dundalk on weekend ending March 12th, followed by a trip to defending champions St. Patrick’s Athletic on Matchday two, weekend ending March 19th.

The Candy Stripes will have home advantage in the first North West derby of the season against Finn Harps on weekend ending May 21st.

The full fixture list is listed below –

WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 12th MARCH 2017 – SERIES NO. 1

Athlone Town                         v          Longford Town

Derry City                               v          Dundalk

Drogheda United                    v          Bohemians

Monaghan United-Cavan FP  v          Finn Harps

Shelbourne                              v          Sligo Rovers

(St. Patrick’s Athletic – no fixture)

 

 

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NOVEMBER 21st 1936 – (80 years ago)

Derry City defeated Larne 4-0 at Brandywell in the Irish League with goals from Jimmy Kelly, Harry Duffy (ex-Yoker Athletic) and Archie McLeod 2 (ex-Partick Thistle).

NOVEMBER 21st 2002 – (14 years ago)

Derry City lost 3-0 to Bohemians at Brandywell in a league fixture.

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NOVEMBER 22nd 1987 – (29 years ago)

Derry City defeated Sligo Rovers 4-0 at Brandywell in a league fixture with goals from Jonathan Speak 3 and an OG.

NOVEMBER 22nd 1952 – (64 years ago)

Derry City defeated Portadown 3-0 at Brandywell in the City Cup competition. Andy Mulgrew and Ronnie Kennedy with 2 scored the City goals.

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