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.


“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.

GAELIC Life columnist Martin O’Brien has questioned the role of the umpire in making disicplinary decisions during GAA games.

Martin O’Brien believes that perhaps it’s now time for the country’s elite to take a stand in order to...