Tuesday 20 February 2018

Colm O'Rourke: Gilroy's charges finding their stride as race heats up

Tyrone look the team to beat but well-drilled Dublin catch the eye, writes Colm O'Rourke

The serious end of the championship season is beginning now as more pretenders dropped out of the race for Sam yesterday. And then there were eight.

Yet if things are changing, they are also staying very much the same. Last year, the three top teams were Kerry, Tyrone and Cork. In early spring they were the sides that everyone put up as the shortlist and, as mid-summer approaches, nothing has changed.

The only debate now about Tyrone after their performance last Sunday is what position they are occupying in the top three.

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