Derry City's 1994/95 FAI Cup triumph - were you there?

A QUARTER of a century has passed since Derry City's famous FAI Cup triumph over Shelbourne at Lansdowne Road but there will be no silver jubilee celebrations for the Brandywell club this season.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 5:20 pm
Derry City skipper, Dermot O'Neill addresses the large crowd who arrived at Guildhall Square to celebrate the club's FAI Cup success in 1995.

The FAI had planned to honour the achievement 25 years on at Sunday's FAI Cup Final between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium, but those plans have been put on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Felix Healy and his 1995 cup winning heroes will now have to wait until next season's decider before they receive recognition of that memorable win.

Healy became the first person to manage and play for a City cup winning side but the City boss had been 'numbed' by his side's failure to lift the league title two weeks' previously, however, they claimed some cup compensation at Lansdowne Road on May 7th in front of over 8,000 supporters.

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The Derry City team line out at Lansdowne Road ahead of the 1994/95 FAI Cup Final against Shelbourne.

City returned home to Guildhall Square on an open top bus to be greeted by thousands of Derry fans. Spot anyone you know?

Recognise anyone? Some of the Derry support make their way onto the Lansdowne Road pitch after the final whistle.
A section of the 8,000 strong support pictured at the FAI Cup Final at Lansdowne Road in 1995 as the scoreboard makes good reading for Derry fans.
Recognise anyone? These Derry City fans are in fine voice as they roar their team on to victory over Shelbourne in the 1994/95 FAI Cup Final.
GOAL! Peter Hutton wheels away to celebrate after being allowed space to pick out his spot and give Derry the lead in Dublin.
Recognise anyone? These Derry City fans make the most of the occasion as Derry City clinch a second FAI Cup title, this time at Lansdowne Road.
Derry City boss, Felix Healy and first team coach, Jack Kaey get a helping hand from No.1 supporter, John Pio O'Doherty at Lansdowne Road.
Recognise anyone? Some of the drivers from Co-op taxis lending their support to Derry City at the 1994/95 FAI Cup showpiece in Dublin.
A brave Stuart Gauld sends the Shelbourne keeper the wrong way with his decisive penalty kick in the second half of the 1994/95 FAI Cup Final.
A delighted Philip Johnston, Phil Coulter, Philip O'Doherty and Felix Healy pose with the FAI Cup after Derry City's second ever success in the competition.
Derry City talisman, Liam Coyle makes his way to the stands to lift the FAI Cup trophy for a second time with his hometown club.
Liam Coyle who won the Opel Soccer Writers' Personality of the Year and the PFAI Player of the Year award in 1995, makes his way up to lift the trophy.
The celebrations are in full swing in the Derry City dressing room after defeating Shelbourne 2-1 in the final at Lansdowne Road.
Recognise anyone? A section of the Derry City supporters who made the trip to Dublin to watch the Candy Stripes lift the trophy.
Derry City directors and management enjoy the open top bus ride through the streets of Derry after the FAI Cup triumph in Dublin.
Recognise anyone? Thousands of fans turn out to greet the successful Derry City team who arrived back at Guildhall Square to a heroes welcome.
Derry City goalkeeper Dermot O'Neill makes his way through the large crowd with the FAI Cup in hand as the players are greeted in Guildhall Square.
Derry City players look on from the top of their bus as it makes its way through a crowd of fans on Foyle Street.
Jimmy McCartney and Dougie Wood celebrate Derry City's FAI Cup success after a 2-1 win over Shelbourne at Lansdowne Road.
Derry skipper, Dermot O'Neill embraces his brother Tony in the dressing room after winning his first ever FAI Cup winners' medal at 33 years of age.