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John Morrison – How to beat the favourites

Tipperary's Conor Sweeney celebrates after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by EÛin Noonan/Sportsfile

Tipperary’s Conor Sweeney celebrates after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

The underdogs have been winning a lot recently. In the English Premiership, Leicester won the title. At the Euros, Portugal triumphed against a fancied France team, while in the GAA, Tipperary shocked everyone by getting as far as the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals.

How do these underdog teams succeed?

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John Morrison answers that very question in his column in this week’s Gaelic Life by highlighting the attributes of teams that can upset the odds.

“Teams who succeed never mention their weaknesses – player or team – to each other.

“Instead they focus on team/player strengths.

“This encourages the betterment of team morale, experience, attitude and development.”

 

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