A DERRY & District select will get the chance to impress in front of Derry City boss, Roddy Collins this Sunday afternoon in the ‘Candy Stripes’ pre-season friendly at Brandywell Stadium. (Kick-off 2 p.m.)
The D&D side features some of the best junior footballers in the city and will be managed by Park Bar boss, Colm Cassidy and Trojans’ Paul Higgins.
Former Derry City midfielders, Darren McCready, now representing Trojans, Darren Cassidy (Park Bar) and Thomas McBride (Park Bar) will line up against Collins’ newlook squad.
One time Derry City target and former Institute striker, Joe McCready (Park Bar) plus ex-’Stute and Limavady United defender, Ryan Browne (Top of the Hill Celtic) have also been named in the Derry & District team.
The 19 chosen players have been selected from 16 sides in the Derry & District F.A and the team is dominated by Park Bar personnel which will come as no surprise as the Francis Street bar are unbeaten in the league this season.
In fact eight Park Bar players will be involved on Sunday while Trojans (three) and both Top of the Hill Celtic and Brandywell Harps (two) are also well represented.
The full D&D Select is as follows - Conleth McCrudden (Park Bar); Conor Bready (Tristar); Aidan O’Kane (Lisahally); Marcus O’Kane (Park Bar); Darren Cassidy (Park Bar); Gareth Wright (Abercorn); Stephen Melly (Brandywell Harps); Ryan Browne (Top of the Hill Celtic); Brendan McDaid (Park Bar); Benny McFadden (Park Bar); Brendan McDonald (Trojans); Jordan Armstrong (Park Bar); Darren McCready (Trojans); Thomas McBride (Park Bar); James Melly (Brandywell Harps); Darren Harkin (Top of the Hill Celtic); Kevin Barr (Trojans); Joe McCready (Park Bar).
Match officials for the game are - Mark McGarrigle, Noel Crossan and John Crossan. Admission is £3.
Terry Kelly Cup Draw
Meanwhile, the draw for the Terry Kelly Memorial Cup second round resulted as follows - Brandywell Harps v Culmore; Top of the Hill Celtic v Lisahally or Oxford; Campbell’s v Tristar; Abercorn v Trojans. Dates and venues will be announced later.
WEDNESDAY CLUB - 05-02-14 - 1, C. McCarron and U. Morrison; 2, A. Moyne and C. Hynes; 3, P. McQuilkin and C. McCool; 4, Mr and Mrs C. Hegarty; 5, T. McQuilkin and M. Bradshaw; 6, D. Hegarty and F. Maxwell.
FOYLE - 06-02-14 - Ringland Cup - 1, C. Hynes and L. Harkin; 2, M. Quinn and C. McCarron; 3, A. Moyne and A. Kelleher; 4, M. Brown and R. Anthony; 5, M. McFarland and K. McClintock; 6, Una and Mairead Morrison.
CITY OF DERRY - 11.02.14 - 1, Jackie McAnee and Nuala Cassidy; 2, Seamus Donaghy and Anne Bergin; 3, Kevin Hinds and Kathleen McCay; 4, Ted McQuilkin and Colette McCool; 5, Colette Hynes and Mary McLaughlin; 6, Philip McAvoy and Orla Quigley.
N.B., The Neil Kelly Cup competition will be staged on Tuesday next, February 18th.
Finally, the memebrship of City of Derry Bridge Club extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Pat Bergin and her family circle following the death of her husband, Gerry, whose death occurred on the February 4th last
May he rest in peace.
LIMAVADY - 05.02.14 - 1, S. Mullan and M. K. Groogan; 2, tie, J. Tierney and R. Hasson and J. Duggan and M. Higgins; 4, L Byrne and S. McNicholl; 5, D. Irwin and V. Von Hof.
DUNGIVEN - 10.02.14 - 1, P. O Kane and M. O’Kane; 2, P. Colgan and B. Irwin; 3, D. Irwin and V. Von Hof; 4, K. Colgan and D. Hegarty; 5, A. Emberson and E. Emberson.
DERRY LADIES - 10.02.14 - 1, A. Wallace and M. Hegarty; 2, tie,L Kelly and G. Bracken and M. Moore and C. McDonald.
COUNTIES CLUB - 11.02.14 - 1, Cristabel Crockett and Ken McClintock; 2, Rob Anthony and Jack Bogle; 3, Florence and Edgar Walker.