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VIDEO: Here's what happened the last time Pat's and Derry met in an FAI Cup final

The sides produced a 4-3 thriller in the final game before the old Lansdowne Road was torn down.

IN WHAT WAS the last game played at Lansdowne Road before it was redeveloped, today’s Ford FAI Cup finalists faced off in the 2006 showcase.

And despite atrocious weather conditions threatening to spoil the game, St Patrick’s Athletic and Derry City gave the old stadium a worthy send-off.

Dave Mulcahy opened the scoring before Mark Farren equalised for the Foylesiders. A Trevor Molloy penalty in the second half was cancelled out by Clive Delaney’s late header, sending the game to extra-time.

Young substitutes Mark Quigley and Sean O’Connor (who is the only current Saints player to feature that day) linked up to put Johnny McDonnell’s side ahead but Peter Hutton and a Stephen Brennan own-goal on 109 minutes ensured the cup returned to the Brandywell for a fourth time.

Watch all the goals below:

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‘There’ll be no prouder man than me to lead this team of Derry men out’ – Devine

‘Please God, our players won’t be affected by cup drought’ – Buckley

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