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Gap between GAA's best and the rest will increase due to coronavirus impact on finances, says Down's Ross Carr

 

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Storm brewing: Ross Carr believes GAA must weather an economic impact

Storm brewing: Ross Carr believes GAA must weather an economic impact

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Ross Carr in his Down heyday

Ross Carr in his Down heyday

Storm brewing: Ross Carr believes GAA must weather an economic impact

Twenty-nine years ago, Ross Carr was making an unexpected return to Down duty. Championship was approaching and he hadn't been feeling the same buzz before a strong showing with his club Clonduff, under the management of Frank Dawson, put his name back in Pete McGrath's thoughts.

Carr was approached about coming back into the fold. He was informed everything was going swimmingly and a team was ready to win an Ulster title and more.

The first session he turned up, there was barely more than a dozen fit and available to train. They ended that season with a most unlikely All-Ireland title.