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Is it time for NIFL to extend an invitation for Derry City to rejoin the Irish League?

Liam Beckett


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Derry City players celebrate - could that be in the Irish League next season?

Derry City players celebrate - could that be in the Irish League next season?

Derry City players celebrate - could that be in the Irish League next season?

Anyone who watched this week's excellent BBC documentary about Derry City FC couldn't help but be mightily impressed at how the club not only survived imminent closure but practically rebuilt themselves back into an institution the city can be proud of once again.

Most people from my era will well remember when the Troubles dominated the Northern Ireland landscape and how the final involvement for Derry City as an Irish League club came about whenever the Ballymena United team bus got set on fire, with the result that other clubs simply refused to play at the Brandywell anymore.


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