Saturday 21 April 2018

Eugene McGee: Tyrone fans have much to worry about

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

Most people play little or no attention to these infamous 'quotes' provided by famous GAA players in response to journalists and I would be of the same view from the other side of the fence.

But occasionally we do get a nugget of information, often passed on inadvertently by the player, which actually makes sense. Last week, Tyrone's Seán Cavanagh mentioned that prior to the recent Tyrone-Kerry league game in Omagh, the Tyrone camp would set out a target to regain the All-Ireland title. They reckoned they would try to win eight games to win out -- two in the league, three in the Ulster championship and three more to win the Sam Maguire Cup. Their aim, presumably, was to win all eight games to boost morale as the season went on. But then along came Dublin!

Things started great for Tyrone's grand plan when they stole a last-second win over Kerry with a goal in a melee from Colm Cavanagh and we wondered if this was the start of 'the run' to the final on September 19.

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