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Fingers crossed: Ulster Council CEO Brian McAvoy can only hope Championship action returns this year

Fingers crossed: Ulster Council CEO Brian McAvoy can only hope Championship action returns this year

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Ulster Council CEO Brian McAvoy

Ulster Council CEO Brian McAvoy

Fingers crossed: Ulster Council CEO Brian McAvoy can only hope Championship action returns this year

Two Sundays ago, Ulster Council CEO Brian McAvoy found himself watching a re-run of the Armagh-Dublin All-Ireland semi-final of 2002 and, as good as it was, it wasn't the real thing. The man at the head of the chain of command in Ulster pines for a return to play just as keenly as anyone else.

"And what a weekend this would have been, this one," he states, referring to last weekend when Derry were due to host Armagh on Saturday evening, before attention was turned to Ballybofey on Sunday with another humdinger between Donegal and Tyrone.

"But, it wasn't to be and hopefully at some point in the year we will be able to have those games. As to what they might look like and when they might take place, who knows. We can only hope," says McAvoy, who expanded on the latest thinking on the coronavirus pandemic and the GAA continuing in lockdown.