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Different League: The Derry City Story

Derry, 1984. In a city divided by violence and trauma, Derry City football team had been exiled from the national league for 13 years. When four ex-footballers realised their city had lost its joy, they set out to achieve the impossible in persuading the Republic of Ireland to allow them to play across the border – becoming the first team in the world to play in another country’s league. This is the story of how they did it and the extraordinary seasons that followed. It transformed how the world saw Derry and how the city saw itself.

Different League: The Derry City Story
Entry Category
Sports Documentary
Produced By
State of Grace Films / Stray Bear Films
Rachel Hooper
Directed By
Guy King
Production Partners
Northern Ireland Screen and BBC