THERE was a second big derby game at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium last night.
Members of the Donegal Down Syndrome played a half-time match against Oxford Bulls at half-time in the Derry City v Finn Harps game.
The Donegal Down Syndrome members were mascots for Finn Harps while the Oxford Bulls acted as the Derry City mascots.
It was a memorable occasion for all involved as they got to play in front of a big derby crowd.
The players received a warm welcome onto the pitch and rapturous applause as they left again after a cracking game during the interval.
Pictures by Joe Boland, North West News Pix…
Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years’ experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.