Joe Brolly: Ferocious Derry has set itself a high bar and Gallagher’s high flyers have only one thing on their mind

I have a good early warning system for Derry games. It has not been activated this week. After a few pints at Cleary’s to gently numb myself, I went to the park and settled in for the game.

he is 2012 Donegal all over again. Derry was up to speed from the throw-in. Hard, well timed sprinting – good distance up front. Ferocious, smart approach without fouling. De Clare leading forward through dead ends.