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Aidan Morris, who made the switch from Tyrone to Antrim

Aidan Morris, who made the switch from Tyrone to Antrim

Aidan Morris, who made the switch from Tyrone to Antrim

Only on Tuesday was the paperwork filed and the application processed. Davy Glennon of Mullagh and Galway officially became a Westmeath hurler.

It's become a rare thing, the inter-county transfer. There are recent examples where it has paid off in spectacular style, such as Conor Cox using the parentage rule to leave behind a life of peeking into the Kerry team from the fringes to ignite a Roscommon attack and win the Connacht title in 2019.

The increasing demands of club action, and the widespread acceptance of a mid-career year off a panel, has left players more reluctant to take their talents to another county. Or it could be the EU money that has the motorways in fine shape.


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