Derry sporting faces 20 years on - Do you recognise anyone?

TWENTY years ago in February 2001 the Derry sporting scene was in full flight and the 'Journal' photographers were on hand to capture some memorable moments.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 12:24 pm
A group of young players and coaches at a Derry & District Youth Academy training session at Lisnagelvin Playing Fields

A youthful Stephen Kenny led his Longford Town team to Brandywell Stadium where they played out a scoreless draw while in boxing, John Duddy and Paul McCloskey were crowned Ulster Senior champions at the Ulster Hall.

The Derry Masters Gala took place at the City Baths while North West rivals Sparta and Finn Valley shared the team honours at the Ulster Senior Veterans' Cross Country Championships in Stranorlar.

In Gaelic Football, a magnificent performance from Anthony Tohill helped Derry end Sligo's unbeaten start to the Allianz National Football League with a 1-14 to 1-10 victory at Celtic Park.

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Michael Friel powers his way through the first heat of the men’s 100 metres Individual Medley during the third annual Derry Masters Gala in the City Baths

Check out our pictures and keep an eye out for some familiar faces.

Derry City keeper, Russell Payne making the Derry City F.C. Monthly Draw at Brandywell. Included are Andrew Doherty, Pat Gillen and George Caldwell.
Derry City striker Gary Beckett is carried off the pitch on a stretcher after sustaining knee ligament damage against Longford Town.
Gareth Holmes, Clonmany, aknowledges the presence of a huge group of supporters at the St Brigid's ABC promotion in the Strand Hotel.
Members of the Culmore Karate Club, who were winners of the team event at the Ulster Championships at St Columb's Park.
Referee, Sadie Duffy administers a public warning to Gary McCafferty during his bout with Gerard Doherty at the Strand Hotel.
Gary Fleming, centre, presents Eamon McGlinchey, left and Charlie Casey with the Doherty-Fleming Memorial Snooker Trophy. Also included are Alex McLaughlin (referee) with Cyril Ming runners-up.
Prizewinners at the annual North West Triathlon Club held at Rafters.
Jenna McIntyre from the Waterside, takes a breather after her warm-up session during the 3rd annual City of Derry Masters Gala in the City Baths.
John Duddy, Ring ABC, who won the Ulster Senior light-middleweight championship when he defeated Eamon O’Kane (St Canice’s) at the Ulster Hall.
With John Connolly out injured, 18 years-old St Peter's High School pupil Gary Ramsey steps into the breach as Derry City travel to Kilkenny.
North West Cricket team members pictured with their coaches at a training session.
Joe Wilson, third from right, pictured with former teammates, Eunan Blake, Brian Wright, Ivan Parke, Eddie Mahon and Matt Doherty at a reunion at the Oak Grove Bar.
Mr Cecil Doherty, manager, Ballyliffin Golf Club, right, presenting the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association Club of the Year 2001 award to Dave Cawley, club captain.
Members of the Ulster Judo Team from across the city who won the All-Ireland Championships.
Mr Andy McClea pictured with members of the St Columb’s College swimming team, winners of the Ulster Schools Senior title and runners-up in the All Ireland.
Derry City’s Sean Hargan confronts St Pat’s Jamie Harris after the final whistle as the match referee Pat Whelan moves in to control the situation.
Mr Andy McClea pictured with members of the St Columb's College cross country teams, winners of the Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior titles at the District Championships
Bellaghy’s Fergal Doherty rises above Crossmlina midfielders at Brewster Park.
These young D&D youth players are put through their paces by a guest coach from England at a D&D Academy training session in Lisnagelvin