The FAI had expelled the club from the League of Ireland for breaking rules by holding dual contracts with players but it was re-formed and re-admitted to the First Division in March 2010 as the association offered a lifeline. Stephen Kenny opted to remain at the helm but was faced with his biggest challenge, hastily assembling a squad made up of local players as the Candy Stripes rose from the ashes.
We've taken a look at where the 11 players who started that game against Cork are now, a decade later. Of course Eugene Ferry, Seamus Sharkey, Stephen Parkhouse, Darren Cassidy, David McDaid were all on the bench that day while Patrick McEleney proved a key member of that title winning team.
1. First Division champs
The Derry City team which began life in the First Division back in March 2010.
2. Gerard Doherty
Spent 10 years at his hometown club during his second spell. He went on to play over 400 games, winning the FAI Cup, three League Cups and the First Division title. Currently playing for Irish League outfit, Crusaders.
3. Eddie McCallion
Played more than 500 competitive games for Derry, picking up two FAI Cup medals. Played his final game for club against Shamrock Rovers in July 2012 after 15 years. Finished his career with spells at Glenavon and Bangor.
4. Mark Scoltock
Signed for Derry on a one-year deal from Institute. A school teacher, Scoltock later returned to Irish League outfit, Institute where is currently a club coach.