Derry Minor Supporters Asked To Wave Their Flags Upside-down For Tyrone Seniors

Derry-cum-Tyrone flag

Derry-cum-Tyrone flag

In a gesture of provincial solidarity, the Derry County Board have asked their supporters attending the weekend’s minor semi-final to weigh in behind their great rivals and eternal enemy Tyrone by waving their flags upside-down in the senior game.

The Derry flag, which has the red section closest to the flag pole, or stick, can easily be transformed into a Red Hand flag by holding the flag bit in both hands and have the stick then pointing straight up, making sure the white bit is on the left hand side, or right depending on how you look at it.

Derry County Board Flag Monitor Joe Henry McCrayon added:

“We sort of can’t get our heads around how it will look but it should resemble a pile of people just holding sticks in the air. Unless someone can come up with a better idea we’ll go with this one.”

The origins of having the red bit closest to the Derry pole as opposed to Tyrone having the white part fernenst it is shrouded in mystery. A local Derry myth tells the story of a match between Derry and Tyrone in 1906 when both supporters arrived with the same flag and a fight ensued between supporters, teams and officials as to who devised the red and white flag first. Legend says Tyrone gave in first during the brawl so they were made to use the white flag of surrender closest to the pole.

Alternatively, others say the white first for Tyrone was to signify purity and innocence in how they play the game whereas the Derry red represents the colour of card they’re used to getting.

Either way, Derry are expected to give Tyrone ‘a bit of stick’ the Sunday in a literal sense.

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Posted on August 22, 2015, in GAA, tyrone and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. If the Derry wans applied the sticks to Kerry arses it could hve an even more significnat result an save the chance of getting yer eye put out when Throne get that goal in the frist half (1-0 should be enough agin them ole wans from Kerry)

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