Derry City will play two games next week to raise much needed funds going to both The Riverside Stadium ground appeal and The Flood Damage Fund in Inishowen.
Derry City FC v Institute (proceeds of this game will go to the Riverside Stadium Ground Appeal)
Date: 6th Spetember
Venue: Wilton Park
Admission: Bucket Collection
The Waterside men’s Riverside Stadium was extensively damaged after last week’s flood and City boss Kenny Shiels believes a friendly, which will take place at Wilton Park next Wednesday night (September 6 KO 6.30pm) will, hopefully, attract a decent crowd. “When I saw Drumahoe I couldn’t believe it. It’s awful for Paddy (McLaughlin) and everyone associated with the club,” admitted Shiels. “The damage that last week’s flood has done to their ground is incredible, so, hopefully, the Derry City supporters and the Institute fans come out next week and give the financial support they need.”
Derry City FC v Finn Harps (proceeds of this game will go to The Flood Damage Fund)
Date: Friday 8th September
Venue: Maginn Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Admission: €10/ £10
Ticket Info: Tickets will be available from usual outlets on Saturday 2nd September
Dozens of families in Donegal have been left homeless, businesses ruined and bridges washed away after the severe flooding last week. The Candystripes will take on their North West rivals in a charity match to attempt to raise as much money as possible to help the victims of the flooding.
“The money from the Harps game is going to the victims of the Flooding and devastation caused in the community of Inishowen. We feel it is only fitting that we give something back to the people who have helped us throughout our season by coming out to support us and letting us play in the community. We are very grateful that in our time of need they have shown great warmth and empathy to our very own predicament. Which pales into significance when you compare it to the damage that the flooding created in the Inishowen community. ”