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 Derry’s Dessie McColgan and Michael McAvoy tackle Jamie Brennan of Donegal during their Ulster  minor football championship quarter-Final at Celtic Park. Photograph: Inpho

Donegal 1-10 Derry 0-8 The strength of Donegal’s bench proved decisive as three late points from substitutes killed off a Derry fight back in this Uls(...)

Derry’s Mark Lynch fails to make an impression on Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 1-11 Derry 0-11 They haven’t gone away, you know. Donegal shook off the final vestiges of last summer’s weariness and muted a loudening(...)

Mark Lynch was Derry’s star man during their league campaign as they reached the Division One final. Photograph: Inpho.

ULSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL Derry v Donegal Celtic Park, 2pm Live RTÉ 2 Championship acts like a corrective lens,(...)

A 17-year-old Michael Murphy celebrates scoring a goal on his championship debut, a first round qualifier against Leitrim in 2007. His manager on that day was Brian McIver, who he will come up against at Celtic Park on Sunday when Derry are their Ulster SFC opponents. Photograph: Inpho

In a sporting context, it seems like an eternity. Michael Murphy was 17 when Brian McIver gave him his championship debut in the summer of 2007. “He p(...)

Derry captain Mark Lynch

One of the teams with real expectations going into the Ulster Championship. Built around Mark Lynch, an overnight star after a decade in the jersey, t(...)

Celtic Park, Derry

Two ends of the country, one date ringed on the calendar. On Sunday May 25th, David Hanley will turn the key in the gates at Semple Stadium at 7.30am.(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle shows his disappointment  after their Allianz Football League Division One semi-final defeat against Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With Brian McIver serving a touchline ban, son Paul was on press duty for Derry after the game – not that there was any notic(...)

Monagahan 2-11 Derry 2-15And so to Clones, a few hundred hardy souls ambling down the hill to St Tiernach’s Park like bears emerging from hibernation.(...)

Down’s Mark Poland in action against Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes. “Conceding 1-15 is not going to do against Donegal.” Photograph: Inpho.

Donegal loom over all of Ulster football now, unmovable and unpromising as the cemetery that looked down upon Down and Derry in Celtic Park on Sunday.(...)

James McCartan: “We are just going to have to try and take the second half performance and superimpose it for a 70-minute game.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO/Presseye/

James McCartan was bashful enough to turn down the invitation to compare the game to the stone-cold classic of 1994 in this same ground but he concede(...)

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