Darragh Ó Sé: Big event at Wembley obscures a true Ulster classic

Derry gave it everything but their season is over and sympathy is all they will get

Shane McGuigan shows his disappointment at the final whistle following Derry’s one-point defeat by Donegal at Ballybofey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane McGuigan shows his disappointment at the final whistle following Derry’s one-point defeat by Donegal at Ballybofey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When all eyes are fixed on a major tournament final like they were last weekend, the GAA has to take a backseat.

That’s just the way of the world when a major tournament comes around. And like everyone else, I also sat down in front of the TV on Sunday night to watch the European final at Wembley, even though the highlights of a thriller were being shown on the other channel.

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