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Has winning Ulster become a serious disadvantage?


Enda McNulty said he was “livid” that Armagh had won their 7 Ulster titles in his time, believing that Tyrone benefited this year by learning important lessons from their early Ulster Championship loss.

As part of our eircom GAA football panel, presented by Marie Crowe of UTV Ireland, Enda McNulty, Performance Coach and former All-Ireland winning footballer with Armagh and our own Vincent Hogan discuss Mayo’s win over Donegal and come to the conclusion that properly challenging for the Ulster Championship is a hard road and possibly a disadvantage. Looking forward to the tantalising tactical battle of Dublin Vs Mayo, can Mayo offer the first real challenge to Dublin’s supposed supremacy in the Championship?

Tyrone beat Monaghan in a typically hard-fought Ulster encounter with both teams playing defensively, with Tyrone just doing it better, albeit with a ‘cynical’ brand of football. Vincent believes that Tyrone management should come out strongly in condemning the “embarrassing” actions of Tiernan McCann. We look forward to Tyrone’s match against Kerry. Was Kerry’s quarter final facile destruction of Kildare the worst possible preparation for a semi-final against Tyrone? We can’t wait to find out.

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