Matt made his debut for the Candystripes in 1958 b

first_imgMatt made his debut for the Candystripes in 1958 before moving to east Belfast side Glentoran in 1961 where he earned ‘B’ International status in Northern Ireland’s midfield.He returned to the Brandywell in 1964 and was part of that wonderful City side that won the Irish Cup the same year and the league title the following season.Matt played in those memorable European ties against FK Lynn and Anderlecht and became a very popular figure among the City support until he retired due to poor health in 1969.Goalkeeper Eddie Mahon was a good friend of Matt’s and described him as “a fantastic box-to-box player who could run all day.” ShareTweet BrandywellCRegganDerry City FCDUNMORE GARDENSglentoranSadness at passing of Derry City legend Matt DohertyST MARY’S CHURCH Matt’s wake will take place at his home at 34 Dunmore Gardens.His remains will leave his home on Friday, July 19, at 9.20 am to St. Mary’s Church, Creggan for Requiem Mass at 10:00am. Interment afterwards is in The City Cemetery.Matt on the right with his Irish Cup medal 1964Derry City FC has extended the condolences of everyone at the club to Matt’s wife Ann, son Matt, daughter-in-law Oonagh, grandchildren Kiernan and Brandon, and the entire family circle.“You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time,” said the Candy Stripes statement.“May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.”Sadness at passing of Derry City legend Matt Doherty was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Derry City legend Matt Doherty who passed away this weekDERRY City FC says it is saddened to learn of the passing this week of former player Matt Doherty.Matt died on Tuesday, aged 79.last_img

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