Contact

Popular Derry City fan Hugh Curran sadly passes away

Brandywell Pride lead tributes to Derry's biggest fan

Derry City

Hugh Curran with fellow Brandywell Pride member Karen Pyne.

Popular Derry City fan Hugh Curran has sadly passed away.

Hugh, arguably the club's biggest supporter over the years, followed Derry City home and away for decades, and worked in a number of different volunteer roles with the club in his time. 

A member of Brandywell Pride, Hugh ferried City fans to games around Ireland and was well known and liked throughout Ireland. 

Norman Shongo, a fellow Brandywell Pride member, said he would be badly missed.

"Everyone knew Hugh and everyone loved Hugh," said Norman.

"He took us all over Ireland in his mini-bus and even the away fans knew him. He was always so kind and would always help anyone.

"He was Derry City through and through and it will be so strange not seeing him at the matches now.

"He loved watching Derry, even this year, with the fans not allowed in, he took a ladder and stood looking over the walls.

"There are so many memories from over the years, including dressing up as Santa in Paris and banging the drum at the Brandywell. He will be badly missed."

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email editor@derrynews.net or editor@derrypost.com at any time.


Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.