From the archive: Gregory Campbell slams invite to A.N.C. bomber - January 1993

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Campbell slams A.N.C. invite

Derry DUP councillor Gregory Campbell has hit out at the decision of the Derry-based Bloody Sunday Initiative to invite a convicted bomber, who was sentenced to death for his part in the killing of three civilians in South Africa, to be the main speaker at this year’s Bloody Sunday commemoration march and rally.

Councillor Campbell said the decision to invite Robert McBride, a member of the African National Congress, who had the death sentence commuted and was released from jail in South Africa last year as part of an amnesty for political prisoners, was ‘reprehensible’ but not surprising.

Everton ask Derry for friendly

Howard Kendall’s Everton have asked Derry City for a midweek friendly fixture at the Brandywell following their surprise exit from the F.A. Cup at the hands of Wimbledon.

And, not surprisingly, Roy Coyle, was only too keen to accept the challenge.

Derry City chairman, Mr. Jack McAuley, said he was delighted Everton approached the Brandywell club for the game.

“Manchester City proved a major disappointment when they came to Brandywell last January,” he said.

Admission prices are: seated ticket £5 and ground tickets £4.

The Foyle herring is back

A minor miracle occurred last week with the re-appearance of Foyle herring in Lough Foyle after a lapse of a decade.

Over a two-day period last weekend some of the larger fishing vessels ventured out and discovered the huge shoal of herring.

The movement of the shoal was plotted and other boat owners alerted and suddenly the lough was a hive of activity.

After a spell of pair trawling almost two and a half thousand boxes of fish were landed.

There fish were all caught in a three mile stretch between Magilligan Light and Moville Light.