Supporters’ Club Notes (04/03/2018)

Mon Mar 5th 2018


Our first game v Cobh was played in freezing conditions and then our second game v Finn Harps was postponed because of heavy nationwide snow falls. At least we have one game under our belts, Finn Harps opening two have yet to be played. So far, there’s no new date for our trip to Finn Park. It’s turning out to be some start to this season of summer soccer. In fairness to the powers that be in the FAI, they had the sense to make their announcement early on and were proved right.


This Saturday, March 10th we welcome Wexford FC to the City Calling Stadium with the usual kick off at 7.30pm. Wexford have started well with three points on the board following their excellent away win against Cabinteely. The recent snow problems were particularly bad down in the sunny south east but all of that will be forgotten by kick off on Saturday. We have three hopes for the game – that we play as well as we did against Cobh – that we take all three points this time – and finally that an other big crowd comes out to support De Town. The attendance two weeks ago was really encouraging and if it can be maintained, it should be enough to encourage an other excellent performance but with a win this time. Wexford have been buoyed by their good start and will be all out to maintain it. We’ll put a stop to their early gallop hopefully.


The Supporters’ Club AGM is being held on Monday, March 5th at 8pm in the Clubhouse. Some of the committee are nearing free travel age and would dearly love to hand over the reins to younger, enthusiastic, hard working, dedicated, loyal, imaginative supporters. So if you think you can fill that role, we’d love to see you out there at 8pm. The heating will be on, don’t worry.


If you can’t join the Supporters’ Club committee, then do please join the Supporters’ Club itself. By joining you simply help to keep the entire show on the road as well as keeping our Clubhouse open. We had a decent membership last season but we’d like to add to it this year. Drop in to the Clubhouse at any home game and the smiling, helpful staff behind the counter won’t see you stuck. But try to call before the game, half time, as you know can be quite hectic in there.


Our big fundraisers, the car boot sales start on the St Patrick’s Bank Holiday which falls on the Monday after St Patrick’s day. To date, our car boot sales have been hugely successful with people travelling from the four corners of Ireland. For us, it’s just out the road and if you’ve never experienced it, then this is the one for you. It opens very early in the morning and keeps going till 3pm.


There have been lorry loads written about Brexit and how it’ll impact on Ireland north and south. Everyone has an opinion but still no one knows what’s going to happen. All we’re certain of is that there’s no certainty and no experts. But one aspect of the whole mess hasn’t been mentioned at all, or at least this scribbler hasn’t heard anything. If there’s a so called hard border, what will happen to Derry City FC ? To date, we always have looked on our Derry City team and fans as being part of us. But post Brexit, they’ll be really different as they’ll be beyond the EU. Maybe John Delaney and Co. have the matter sorted long ago but maybe not. Just wondering.

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