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Where to watch a match??

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Unfortunately I will be missing my first Dubs match of the year this Saturday......and im not pleased about it. I am going to be passing through Derry City on Sat and was wondering if any of you could point me in the direction of a good spot to have a few pints/bit grub watching the game, who would most Derry folk be up for, I have heard you don't like Tyrone, not many are too fond of the dubs either!Thanks

conghaile (Dublin) - Posts: 111 - 29/07/2010 12:23:11    728025


Try the river in maybe in Shipquay street, Or maybe the City or Tower hotel might be showing it Although I live the city I dont know if bars show GAA matches unless it is Derry but they might since its Tyrone.

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 29/07/2010 13:59:00    728228


Or Badgers opposite foyleside. They would show the game and you would get something decent in there to eat to!

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 29/07/2010 17:00:15    728562


Thanks,,,i'll give Badgers a go

conghaile (Dublin) - Posts: 111 - 29/07/2010 17:52:46    728673


conghaile - You would be very hard pushed to get a bar in Derry showing a GAA match to be honest. It's very much a soccer city and you wouldn't have many people looking to watch GAAmatches and I'd doubt very much if many of the establishments knew there was All-Ireland quarter finals on this weekend.

If I knew what direction you where coming from and roughly what time I could give you a few names of bars on the outskirts of the city that would be good to watch the match. Also, if you where coming down via Strabane youwould have a good selection of bars and probably a real good atmosphere to watch the game.

Sure let us know and I'll fire you some ideas.

OakGael (Derry) - Posts: 293 - 29/07/2010 21:02:30    728954


Forget watching the dubs, head to Celtic Park there is a double header Senior club championship on at 5.30 and 7.00.

bosch (Derry) - Posts: 873 - 30/07/2010 10:35:10    729163


Hi OakGael, yeah im coming to Derry via Strabane. I really appreciate if you could tell me a few bars and locations. Thanks

Bosch - I'll have enough trouble getting some a the lads to watch the dublin match never mind go to a Derry Champo match. thanks for letting us know though

conghaile (Dublin) - Posts: 111 - 30/07/2010 12:37:09    729363


You'll be hard pushed in Derry city to find the gaa match on the pub. Id try waterloo street as a best bit in the city, the gweedroe or paedars but not sure about food in them, but best option may be to take a detour through co.donegal, find a pub/hotel in lifford or buncrana that may be showing it.

Derry_ledd (Derry) - Posts: 2093 - 30/07/2010 16:24:51    729811


Hi conghaile, sorry for the delay in replying.....your best bet would go through Derry to Bridgend and call into Harry's Bar & Restaurant it#s next door to the Texaco garage. Harry's have a nice bar and lounge are were you would get good food and beer. I've watched quite a few games in there over the years. Alright, it's not a buzzing bar but it's a bar where you would get peace to watch the match and it's actually just over the border in Donegal. I was going to recommend a bar in Strabane but it's closed for renovation but my mate said any the bars in strabane should be showing the match if you want to stop there.

Hope this helps and I hope the Dubs do the job tomorrow as your luck has to change. I'd say Dublin by 2 points.

OakGael (Derry) - Posts: 293 - 30/07/2010 19:27:10    730060


Well, Where did you watch the match, Well done yesterday :)

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 01/08/2010 17:57:39    731635