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Michael McMullan

Michael McMullan
I am a GAA enthusiast with a background in coaching and video analysis. Proud Slaughtneil and Derry man. Love writing about, listening to and watching sport. A sports geek really!

Was Slaughtneil’s Treble A First In The GAA?

It was an historic day in Derry over the weekend as Robert Emmet’s of Slaughtneil completed the treble – Derry Senior Camogie, Football and Hurling championships, all in the same season. A few weeks back, their hurlers saw off Swatragh to complete their third successive title.  On Sunday in Celtic Park, the football team – back-boned by quite a number …

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Are We Neglecting The Basics In Gaelic Football?

The game and society is changing forever and always. The GAA have taken great strides, but have we forgotten to reinforce the simple stuff in Gaelic Football?  In the past children were hugely active in the playground at school. They played tag, hide ‘n’ seek etc and got all the exercise they needed. Times have changed. To compensate for this, …

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A Rough Guide To What Player Positions Actually Mean These Days

Back in the day football games were usually won by winning most of the 15 individual battles on the field.  If your two towering midfielders dominated in the air then everything would fall into place. If your corner back is getting roasted by the corner forward then the alarm bells would be ringing. Times have changed. Nowadays those two midfielders …

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A Derryman On Their Club vs County Debate

A Derryman gives his take on how his thinking has evolved on the club vs county debate he sees in Derry right now. The big debate in the Oak Leaf county this week surrounds fixtures.  The club championship was put on hold with the county senior team’s run in the qualifiers.  The Intermediate competition is well underway and over the …

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