What time and TV Channel is Derry v Donegal on at today in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final?
Ulster Football Final: 'Not best buddies' - the Bonner-Gallagher dynamic
Derry v Donegal date, throw-in time, TV and stream information, team news, betting odds and more
Donegal and Derry clash in the final of the Ulster Senior Football Championship this weekend.
While Donegal are in a position many expected them to be in at the beginning of the year given their perennial presence in Ulster Finals, Derry's involvement is a bit more of a surprise.
A shock victory over All Ireland Champions Tyrone was backed up by an excellent win over Monaghan in the semi-finals. The 'Oak Leafers' will be underdogs yet again for Sunday's clash, a position which they have excelled in to date.
The Ulster Senior Football Championship comes to an end today as Derry and Donegal battle it out to be crowned kings of Ulster for 2022.
Ulster Final combatants in Donegal and Derry inevitably provoke memories of Titanic tussles in the early 1990s but Sunday's contest has an added element given the men in charge of the respective squads.
1992 All-Ireland hero Declan Bonner took over as Donegal boss for a second time after Rory Gallagher's abrupt departure from the role following a disappointing 2017 campaign.
The history between the two men includes the Belleek man - a wonderfully talented player who still holds the Ulster SFC match scoring record for a 3-9 haul against Monaghan in 2002 - cheekily lobbing a match-winning goal for Fermanagh in an Ulster quarter-final in 2000 which proved the final game of Bonner's first term in charge of Donegal.
The gifted GAA writer Gerry McLaughlin's description of their relationship is that "they wouldn't be best buddies".
Also residing in Belleek, McLaughlin's first encounter with Gallagher was with a "10-year-old wearing an earring" while the Donegal-born journalist's love for his birth county means he has followed every twist and turn of Declan Bonner and indeed every other prominent Tir Chonaill footballer's career for over four decades.
Derry have been the surprise package of 2022. Under the passionate leadership of ex-Donegal boss Rory Gallagher, Derry have knocked out two of the hot favourites for the Ulster title in the form of Tyrone and Monaghan.
Many expected Donegal to go far in the Ulster Championship given their stellar record in the competition over the previous decade. That being said, commanding wins over Armagh and Cavan have nevertheless been quite impressive.
Derry have beaten Donegal by an average of 11.3 points in their last five championship meetings.
Donegal beat Derry by three points in this year’s Allianz League clash in Newbridge
What time is throw-in later today?
The match is due to start at 5 pm.
What TV channel is it on and can I stream it?
RTE Two will be showing it as part of a double-header that'll be preceded by the Munster showpiece between Derry and Donegal.