Local derby

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In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby (UK: /ˈdɑrbi/; DAR-bee or AUS/US: /ˈdɜrbi/; DER-bee) means a sporting fixture between two teams from the same city particularly in association football.


The phrase most likely originated from The Derby, a horse race in England, founded by the 12th Earl of Derby in 1780, since at least as early as 1840 'derby' has been used as a noun in English to denote any kind of sporting contest.[citation needed]

Another widely reported theory, though not accepted by the Oxford English Dictionary, is that the phrase came about from the city of Derby itself.[citation needed] It was renowned as the site of a chaotic and exuberant game that involved the whole town and often resulted in fatalities. The goals were at Nuns Mill in the north and the Gallows Balk in the south of the town, and much of the action took place in the Derwent river or Markeaton brook. Nominally the players came from All Saints' and St Peter's parishes, but in practice the game was a free-for-all with as many as 1,000 players. A Frenchman who observed the match in 1829 wrote in horror, 'if Englishmen call this play, it would be impossible to say what they call fighting'. The traditional Shrovetide football match is commonplace in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire."[1]

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Further information: Rivalries in the KHL


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Main article: College rivalry


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  4. ^ "The crimson meets the blue: 5 moments from the Munster-Leinster rivalry". TheJournal.ie. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.