THIS week sees the 29th anniversary of Derry City’s unique treble-winning campaign of 1988/89 and several of that squad will be at Brandywell on Monday night, May 14, to mark the occasion in a charitable manner.
Jim McLaughlin, the man who masterminded the club’s unprecedented feat, has been suffering from Alzheimer’s over the past number of years and spectators from both clubs are being asked to contribute to an Alzheimer’s Society collection at the game.
Felix Healy is helping oversee the collection and said Derry City FC fully supported the venture.
He said: “It’s an appropriate thing to do considering Jim’s association with both clubs. Kenny and the players have already committed to contributing as well so its good to have them on board.
“A number of ex-players will be manning the buckets including Liam Coyle, Jack Keay, Paul Carlyle, Kevin Deery, Paddy McLaughlin, Marty McCann, Harry McCourt and myself.
“We would ask supporters of both clubs to donate what they can to this very deserving cause.”Tags: