Sunday week was always going to be a special day for the McGuigan family.
Brian will team up with younger brother Tommy in Tyrone's attack against Wexford in the All Ireland football semi final in Croke Park, but the icing on the cake is that the youngest brother Shea will also be there, having been added to the Tyrone minor squad.
A key figure in that Tyrone minor side is a club colleague of McGuigans, Kyle Cooney, who will be heading off Down Under in the autumn to pursue a career in Aussie Rules.
When Down ace Martin Clarke joined Sydney Swans, few could have imagined just how many Irish teenagers would follow.
Armagh's Kieran Dyas was the first Ulsterman to make the move followed by Cooney.
Now Derry's gifted teenager Chris McKaigue could be about to join them. He's off to Sydney Swans for a 10 day trial. His departure is a huge blow to Slaughtneil's prospects of landing the Derry championship this season.
McKaigue, it seems is equally gifted in the classroom, picking up top grades in his A Level results last week. He made his Derry senior debut in the All Ireland qualifiers against Monaghan in Clones having joined the squad only two weeks earlier. He kicked a fine point and certainly didn't look out of place. Only last season he was a member of the Derry minor side which reached the All Ireland final only to lose to Galway.
Ulster isn't the only province affected by the drain of young talent to Aussie land, but still it's a worrying trend for the GAA.
Closer to home, Sunday sees Cork and Kerry go head to head in the first of the All Ireland football semi finals at Croke Park. It's a repeat of the Munster decider won convincingly by the Leesiders, but Kerry once bitten, twice shy, are unlikely to make the same mistakes second time around.