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Published 27/08/2011 | 05:00

The night of this year's Ulster final, Tony Boyle took his children to The Diamond in Donegal town for something that had been lost to a generation.

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During his two years working as a selector with John Joe Doherty, the kids had accompanied him just about everywhere but, now, their eyes were saucers. This image of a cup being waved from a trailer was alien to everything they had come to associate with Donegal football.

And, looking around The Diamond, a thought struck Boyle that anyone in that throng younger than, say, 20 would have grown up without a single memory of the last homecoming.

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