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Derry City bag new five figure sponsorship deal with Wurkhouse

DERRY CITY Football Club has announced a major off-field signing after agreeing a new five-figure sponsorship deal with rapidly expanding local creative agency, Wurkhouse.

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A section of the attendance, at the Gasyard Centre on Wednesday evening last, to hear details of the proposal from The Ryan McBride Foundation that Brandywell Stadium should be renamed The Ryan McBride Stadium. DER0318GS006

Ryan McBride Foundation discuss Brandywell name change plans at heated public meeting

THE RYAN McBride Foundation insists they want a quick resolution to their proposal to rename Brandywell Stadium after the former Derry City captain who died tragically in March 2017.

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The Ryan McBride Foundation has proposed the Council name the new Brandywell Stadium after the club's former captain.

OPINION: Ryan McBride Stadium not for me but we must honour our Derry City heroes

It seems there is still some debate around the proposal to name the new Brandywell after Ryan McBride, one of Derry City’s greatest ever servants.
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The view from the new Mark Farren stand at the redeveloped Brandywell Stadium

DERRY CITY: Council pulling out all the stops to get Brandywell open

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maoliosa McHugh claims staff are "pulling out all the stops" to ensure the new Brandywell Stadium is up and running as soon as possible.

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A general view of a black armband and match jersey, with the number 5 in honour of former Derry City captain Ryan McBride.

Derry City to join Brandywell Stadium name change discussions

DERRY CITY Football Club has agreed to meet members of the Ryan McBride Foundation next Monday to discuss proposals to rename the Brandywell Stadium after the club’s late, inspirational captain.

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Aidy Delap pictured on the ball for Derry City Reserves during Sunday's match against Fanad United. DER0318-124KM

FOOTBALL: Shiels will give young players their chance: Quigg

Derry City U19 manager John Quigg believes Kenny Shiels is the perfect manager to continue the club’s policy of giving young players a chance in the first team.

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Ireland winger, James McClean has spoken out in defence of his West Brom teammate, Jay Rodriguez who has been accused of racism.

James McClean leaps to defence of West Brom teammate amid racism row

DERRY man, James McClean has leaped to the defence of his West Brom teammate, Jay Rodriguez who has been accused of racism.

Portadown manager, Niall Currie was far from happy with his side's display at Limavady but the draw secured the Shamrock Park club's place in the top six of the Bluefin Championship One.

FOOTBALL: Stunning Peter Duffin volley clinches top six place for Portadown

Limavady United 1, Portadown 1

Institute striker Gareth Brown scored his second goal in as many games, at Newforge, on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Morrow scores winner in thriller

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Transfer talk: Three Celtic stars who are among Scottish Premiership’s most wanted

With the January transfer window open for business, we look at three high-profile Celtic players who are attracting interest from far and wide.

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels.

FOOTBALL: Derry to bring in left-back

English defender Moses Gbenga Makinde is jetting in this week to take part in Derry City’s 2018 pre-season preparations.

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Former Derry City player Mark McChrystal  in action for Danske Bank Premiership Crusaders against Maiden City

Ex-Derry City man Mark McChrystal enjoying his football at Crusaders

FORMER Derry City player Mark McChrystal believes he’s beginning to ‘find his feet’ in the Irish League after making the move to Crusaders.

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Crusaders' Declan Caddell in action with Maiden City's Darren McCready. Pic by Stephen Hamilton/Inpho

IRISH CUP: Maiden City’s pride intact following Cup exit at Seaview

CRUSADERS boss, Stephen Baxter’s strong team selection at Seaview was evidence of the respect the Irish League giants afforded Maiden City ahead of their Tennant’s Irish Cup fifth round tie - and it was fully justified!

The new synthentic pitch is expected to be completed at Brandywell Stadium this week.

Kenny Shiels confident Derry City can adapt to new 3G surface

BRANDYWELL Stadium’s new synthetic pitch is expected to be fully installed this week and Derry City boss, Kenny Shiels is confident his players will adapt to the new surface immediately.

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Crusaders  manager Srephen Baxter was impressed by Maiden City in their Irish Cup fifth round tie.

IRISH CUP: ‘Maiden City are a credit to their community’ insists Crues boss

CRUSADERS manager, Stephen Baxter paid tribute to Maiden City’s ‘incredible’ work ethic after watching his side end the Derry outfit’s memorable Irish Cup run on Saturday.

Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin. DER4517-107KM

IRISH CUP: McLaughlin delighted with solid away day win

Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin was delighted his side drew near neighbours and Premiership high flyers Coleraine, in the Tennent’s Irish Cup sixth round.

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Rumour Mill: Harry Redknapp wanted to sign Celtic's James Forrest | Nacho Novo heart attack

Scottish football gossip: Harry Redknapp reveals he wanted to sign James Forrest for Tottenham Hotspur; Rangers reportedly winning the race to sign Devante Cole and Steven Naismith says he’ll play for free to seal Ibrox return.
Crusaders Billy Joe Burns in action with Maiden City's James McClay.

IRISH CUP: Crusaders see off plucky Maiden City at Seaview

Crusaders 2, Maiden City 0

Former Derry City and ex-Northern Ireland U21 international, Shane McEleney has signed for Larne Football Club.

FOOTBALL: Larne sign ex-Derry City defender Shane McEleney

FORMER Northern Ireland U21 defender, Shane McEleney is the latest high profile player to join Irish Championship One outfit, Larne Football Club.

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