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Dervock men visit old stomping ground

Six Dervock men who, on their day, could have graced any ground in the Premiership, paid a visit to the Showgrounds where they have all wore the blue nd white stripes down the years.

Ryan McLaughlin, Hugh “Chuck” McIntyre, Ronnie McDowell, Trevor McLernon, William McConaghie and most recent Showgrounds favourite Gareth McConaghie.

What would the Bannsiders not give for Gareth’s strong leadership with Stevie O’Donnell at the back in the current crisis. In fact, anyone of the six back in the day would be a star in today’s modern game.

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Dervock legends pictured with from left: Bryan McNeill, Director; Ryan McLaughlin, Colin McKendry, Chairman, Coleraine FC; Hugh “Chuck” McIntyre, Ronnie McDowell, Trevor McLernon, Frankie Moffatt, Match Day Organisor; William McConaghie and Gareth McConaghie.

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Europeans: Hugh McIntyre and Frankie Moffatt who played in the same team in Europe for the Bannsiders.

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Geoffrey Vogan and guests were sponsors of Saturday’s match ball for use in Saturday’s home league game against Carrick Rangers. Receiving the ball on behalf of the club is John “Hatchet” McIlreavey; Assistant manager William Murphy and club director Raymond Smyth.

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Hunter McClelland and broadcaster Grant Cameron, two men enshrined in the history of Coleraine and both have written books on their favourite team pictured with the Dervock Legends on Saturday.

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Faithful Coleraine Supporters Alan Robinson and daughter Sienna pictured at the Showgrounds on Saturday. Sienna’s favourite player is Matthew Shevlin.

Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
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