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Anna McAree

Derry City team to be given a 'hero's welcome' on return to North West

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Sandra Duffy is preparing for a "hero's welcome" for the winning Derry City squad later today.

The team rose to victory after defeating Shelbourne 4-0 at Dublin's Aviva Stadium in the FAI Cup Final.

As an estimated 20,000 Derry City fans travelled to Dublin for the match, all eyes are now turned to the team's victorious homecoming.

Read more: "I love my city like everybody else" - Derry man on travelling thousands of kilometres for FAI Cup Final

In a social media post, Mayor Sandra Duffy said: "I’m so looking forward to welcoming Ruaidhri and the team to the Guildhall Square this evening.

"I would like to invite everyone to join me for a homecoming celebration to remember at 6pm.

"Let’s give them the hero’s welcome they deserve!"

Mayor Duffy was at the Aviva Stadium alongside thousands of other Derry City fans to enjoy the spectacular win.

After the game, the Mayor said: "What an amazing day in the Aviva! Absolutely amazing, congratulations to the team, congratulations to Ruaidhri, everybody should be so proud.

"Can I invite everybody back to Derry and we are going to have a massive do in the Guildhall Square at 6:00pm, so be there!"


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