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Centre of attention: Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly speaks with journalists

Centre of attention: Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly speaks with journalists

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Centre of attention: Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly speaks with journalists

This Saturday, I’ll be taking it easy. Keeping the powder dry. The sword shall remain in the scabbard. There will be no sudden movements. Phrases will be left unturned.

I’ll not squeeze in a quick round of golf. My diet will be on point. I’ll get to bed early and all blue light devices and screen time is banned. Should a child approach with a bulging nappy, I will happily pretend my nose is malfunctioning and send them in the way of a spouse or grandparent. I can’t afford the effort.

I may not even make a dent on the spirits while I cook with Craig Charles’ Saturday night vibes on Radio 6 playing in the background, such is the seriousness with which I approach the National League meeting between Donegal and Tyrone in Ballybofey. It means that much. Probably too much. But there it is.