Donegal 2-9 Derry 0-11
The rain fell heavier as Rory Gallagher relayed his post-match verdict to a pair of reporters in Ballybofey.
Ultimately, a four-point loss against his former county won’t matter much in the grand scheme, although Gallagher did indicate a preference to get another game punched in before the grind of the Allianz League begins.
On a night when both teams were short several individuals, Donegal had the greater nous.
Declan Bonner’s men kicked a plethora of wides, but goals from Caolan McGonagle, their man-of-the-match, and Odhrán McFadden-Ferry proved crucial.
McGonagle drilled home on 19 minutes when Derry failed to deal …