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Eight weeks since Solitude last hosted a senior Men’s fixture, yesterday’s friendly between Cliftonville and Derry City heralded the return of the familiar hustle and bustle of a home matchday.

As Reds supporters reacquainted themselves with their traditional seats and Candystripes fans savoured a rare visit to the home of Ireland’s Oldest Football Club, our cameras were there to capture the day unfold in the latest chapter of our Solitude Snapshots series.

Charting the early arrival of players and team attendants amid contrasting weather conditions right through to spectators spilling out on to the streets post-match, our two-minute video provides a short and sweet reminder of everything we’ve been missing over the last two months as the 2022/23 season gets under way.