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Clinical Donegal Ease Past Battling Derry

Thursday, 31 May 2018

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DONEGAL with a championship game already behind them, won as expected against Derry team much changed from last year. While Derry did win plenty of possession they wasted a lot of it. Thirteen wides as opposed to six by Donegal tells its own story.
In boiling hot conditions at Celtic Park the game never really caught fire. Both were happy to flood men back when the opposition had possession. This allowed both to build from the three quarter line and in this aspect Donegal were quicker of thought than Derry whose build up play was over cooked at times. With the Slaughtneil contingent and Sean Leo McGoldrick back Derry looked much better than they did when getting relegated to Division Four of the league. Still it was a big improvement from the last two home championship games with Tyrone

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