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Decisive say: Joe Brolly celebrates scoring the winning goal for Derry against Donegal in the 1998 Ulster decider. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Decisive say: Joe Brolly celebrates scoring the winning goal for Derry against Donegal in the 1998 Ulster decider. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Brendan Devenney of Donegal is tackled by Derry’s Gary Coleman. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Brendan Devenney of Donegal is tackled by Derry’s Gary Coleman. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

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Decisive say: Joe Brolly celebrates scoring the winning goal for Derry against Donegal in the 1998 Ulster decider. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

You could call it Donegal’s Séamus Darby moment, except that they weren’t chasing a Sam Maguire five in a row, merely one precious sup from the Anglo-Celt Cup.

Back in 1998, Ulster glory was still a relative rarity for a county that had won its maiden All-Ireland six years previously.


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