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When Derry Ruled the Royals

Clones on a grey Saturday evening in the middle of May is not the most appetising of places in which to find yourself, especially if the reason you’ve travelled to Monaghan’s famous border-town is to watch a National League game. This is exactly what Derry fans found themselves doing in May 2000, when the Oak … Continue reading When Derry Ruled the Royals

The Curse of the Tribe

There’s a curious, yet seemingly satisfying obsession with sporting curses across the world. A lot of them are mindless nonsense, obviously, but they provide a convenient excuse for certain teams’ inability to succeed, and more importantly, they give comfort to fans during the darkest hours of fandom. God knows, we Derry fans need comfort from … Continue reading The Curse of the Tribe