Tyrone’s Lee Brennan in action against Queen’s University’s Greg McCabe. Brennan is one of the coming men on Mickey Harte’s side. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Inpho/Presseye

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Dublin’s Cormac Costello is held back by DCU’s Conor Moynagh during the O’Byrne Cup game at  DCU. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Austin Stacks forward David Mannix has been in fine form for DCU. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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 Christy O’Connor jnr celebrates on the final green after beating Fred Couples at the 1989 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

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Wexford camogie star Ursula Jacob, who is embarking on her 14th year with the county team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Leitrim’s Emlyn Mulligan: “It’s only when you step outside it for a few months that you realise how much of a bubble it is.” Photograph: James Crombie

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Jamie Vardy: it will be a surprise if the old rules don’t still apply. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

They left Leicester’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth until last on Match of the Day on Saturday night – presumably once they took out all the cut-away shot(...)

Tempers flare during last January’s Power NI McKenna Cup first round clash between Armagh and Tyrone at the  Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Not that proof were needed by now that they think a bit different up north – but if it by any chance it was, a gander at this week’s edition of Gaelic(...)

Donal Óg Cusack: joins Davy Fitzgerald on Clare sideline for Cork clash. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so to the rubberneckers’ paradise that we call the GAA’s preseason tournaments. Wrapping up good and warm and dry and getting out to sniff the ai(...)