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Martin O’Brien: Our common future

EARLY STARTS…Counties may start to regroup even earlier

GAELIC Life columnist Martin O’Brien believes that 2018 master fixture, released last week, is unlikely to be a savior for club teams.

Although there were some significant tweaks, the former Fermanagh defender feels that counties will still find away around the changes.


“The county boards will see it as an opportunity to play six or seven games and the county management will see it as an opportunity for 15-20 training sessions and two or three friendlies so where will that leave the county players?

“The condensed county season is welcomed as well but what will it mean for the ‘off season’ next year? Very little I’d suggest, maybe just an earlier start for county training.”

The full article is in this week’s Gaelic Life, in shops now or available online here.

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