Pick your Derry City Team of the Decade 2010-2020: The Goalkeepers

As we approach the end of the decade, fans can reflect on a typically eventful 10 years at Brandywell Stadium.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 3:06 pm
There's been some top class talent representing Derry City over the past 10 years but who do you think has earned their place in the Team of the Decade? Have your say in our Team of the Decade polls.

While the club went into administration in 2009 and were expelled from the Premier Division having breached the agreements in place with the FAI, Derry City were then readmitted to the First Division in 2010. Under the guidance of Stephen Kenny the Candy Stripes secured the title and promotion at the first attempt.

The club has been managed by six different managers since the beginning of the decade, including Kenny, current boss, Declan Devine (2012-2013/ 2018-present), Roddy Collins (Nov 2013-May 2014), Peter Hutton (May 2014-Sept 2015), caretaker manager Paul Hegarty (Sept 2015-Oct 2015) who steered the club clear of relegation and Kenny Shiels (Nov 2015-Oct 2018).

And alongside the First Division title win in 2010, honours include two League Cup successes (2011 and 2018) and an FAI Cup triumph under Devine in 2012.

During that time the Candy Stripes were also beaten in the Setanta Cup Final (2012), the FAI Cup Final (2014) and the 2019 EA Sports Cup Final.

The club has faced tragedy with the untimely passing of former captain, Ryan McBride and record goalscorer Mark Farren during a 13 months period which rocked the club to its core.

Derry City was also forced to play its 'home' games at Maginn Park, Buncrana for the duration of the 2017 season due to renovations at its traditional base, Brandywell Stadium.

The last ten years has also seen plenty of graduates break through from the club's academy and many have gone on to bigger and better things, but there is no doubt that City fans have seen some quality footballers grace the Brandywell pitch.

Today, we launch our Team of the Decade poll and ask 'Journal' readers, to vote for your favourite players, starting with those goalkeepers that have donned the gloves for the Candy Stripes in the last ten years.

Over the coming days we will put forward candidates for central defenders, full-backs, midfielders, wingers and strikers as we attempt to assemble the best team in a traditional 4-4-2 formation.

They should be judged on achievements and overall quality when representing Derry City. Once the votes are counted we will publish the Team of the Decade in the 'Derry Journal' newspaper and website.

Just two goalkeepers make the shortlist for the Team of the Decade as Gerard Doherty and Peter Cherrie made the No.1 spot their own over the past 10 years. But who do you think deserves their place between the sticks?

Vote in the poll below . . .