The Derry City team which started the club's opening SSE Airtricity First Division match against Cork City at Brandywell on March 2010.

Derry City's First Division champions: Where are they now?

TEN YEARS ago Derry City began life back in the First Division of the League of Ireland with a 1-1 draw with Cork City FORAS at Brandywell which began a new era for the club.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 1:24 pm
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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.

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