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Step ahead: Paul Devlin is hopeful that Down can hit the ground running in the League

Step ahead: Paul Devlin is hopeful that Down can hit the ground running in the League

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Down boss Paddy Tally

Down boss Paddy Tally

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Step ahead: Paul Devlin is hopeful that Down can hit the ground running in the League

The GAA could be said to be in limbo right now but that does not stop managers and players from focusing on what they hope will prove a ground-breaking season.

With the format for the overall fixtures programme having already been outlined, a fresh challenge awaits those involved at the top tier in particular.

And the newly-restructured Allianz League will present the first challenge at elite level, the down-sized team groupings having already convinced everyone involved that hitting the ground running will be a priority.


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