PG the PT

Pauric Grimes

PG The PT: The smaller the dog the bigger the fight

Tyrone and Killyclogher forward Mark Bradley destroyed the Coalisland defence in last year’s county final replay

IN his weekly column in Gaelic Life, Pauric Grimes explains how an extra few inches of height isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

He believes that smaller players that revel in the modern game, pointing to the examples of Mark Bradley and Ryan McHugh.


Morevoer, he argues that players who carry ‘perceived physical disadvantage’ often develop an impressive mental toughness, exemplified by Tyrone legend Peter Canavan.

“I look at ‘smaller’ players in the modern game like Mark Bradley or Ryan McHugh and can only admire the work they’ve put in to go above and beyond the norm in terms of fitness.

“Bradley’s legs are like tree trunks and McHugh could probably give Mo Farah a run for his money. He’d make short work of him if Mo had to solo a ball.

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