22 signs that you're a Derry sports fan

You have more controversial pundits than All-Ireland titles and you’ll never forget when Fergie came poaching for Tohill.

1. You started doing the kiss-blowing celebration in underage games as an homage to Joe Brolly

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2. He may have won a European Cup but yo reckon this man still regrets not lining out for the Oak Leaf

No, not Jose Mariá Olázabal, the man he’s fist-bumping. Martin O’Neill. (©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd)

3. You often spot this Martin at Celtic Park

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is a regular at the Gaelic grounds. (©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty)

4. There’s no other pundit you listen to but yer man Brolly

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5. And you whole heartedly support his Opt For Life campaign

(Credit: Joe Brolly via Twitter)

6. There has never been a forward as cool as big Geoffrey McGonigle

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7. You reckon there’s never been a midfielder better than this man

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8. And you’re glad his trial with this lot never amounted to anything

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9. This was the greatest day in the history of Croke Park

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10. There was no greater Derry GAA character than the late Eamon Coleman

(©INPHO/Patrick Bolger)

11. You tell everyone within earshot that Declan Kidney never gave this guy a fair crack of the whip

On his 50th Irish appearance, Andrew Trimble scores against Canada. (©INPHO/Billy Stickland)

If in doubt, check out this beauty for Ulster vs. Leinster:

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12. Aileen may have changed from Morrison to Reid but it has not altered her medal hopes at Rio 2016

Triathlon Gold in Brazil baby! (©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

13. Cheered Jason Smyth on during his sprint double double at the 2012 Paralympic Games

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14. You rest easy, knowing this Derry City footballer has the greatest name ever

“There’s only one Pascal Vaudequin!” Thankfully. (©INPHO/Patrick Bolger)

15. Tell all and sundry about the flood of famous faces Derry City have sent out to the footballing world

Apart from Sunderland’s James McLean, Paddy McCourt, David Forde, Conor Sammon and many more have made their name at the Brandywell. You also had AC Milan’s Luther Blissett on your books. (©INPHO/Margret McLaughlin)

16. The Bradleys are the best sporting brothers in the GAA. End of.

Paddy and Eoin have teamed up for mighty scraps and Tyrone, and the rest. (©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

17. Darron Gibson, you often proclaim, has a right foot like a traction engine

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18. The hurlers may be struggling of late but you have high hopes for the camogie team

Derry captain Grainne McColdrick lifts the All-Ireland Intermediate Cup in 2012. (©INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

19. You hate goal poachers

Longford’s Shane Mulligan is given a swing by Paddy Bradley and Brian McCallion. (©INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

20. You wonder if Irish striker David Kelly cherishes his World Cup 94 appearance or his FAI Cup winners’ medal more

Kelly finished his career on a winning note, in 2002, with the Candystripes. (©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

21. You know all the lyrics to terrace classic ‘I wish I was back home in Derry’

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22. You were wondering when we were going to mention these lads…

Enda Gormley (©INPHO)

Liam Coyle, knee brace and all. (©INPHO/Andrew Paton)

And Sean Marty Lockhart. (©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

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