Martin O'Brien

Martin O’Brien: January can make or break a new player

STARTING STRONG…Stephen Sheridan took his chance in last year’s McKenna Cup and remained in the Armagh starting team all season

GAELIC Life columnist Martin O’Brien has painted a bleak picture of the task facing new recruits trying to make their mark on the inter-county game.

In this week’s Gaelic Life, O’Brien outlines the obstacles that will face them, most notably the small window of opportunity.

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“Like it or not, and it does take some stick, the McKenna Cup in Ulster and similar competitions throughout the country will form a basis for the opinions that can make or break a county career.”

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

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