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Why club stars will be more in county managers' sights than ever as GAA returns, explains Antrim captain Lynch

 

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Almost time: Declan Lynch is counting down to Antrim’s return

Almost time: Declan Lynch is counting down to Antrim’s return

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Almost time: Declan Lynch is counting down to Antrim’s return

Antrim football captain Declan Lynch believes that the relaunch of the competitive club season this weekend will afford county team managers the opportunity to assess additional talent as they begin to focus on the resumption of inter-county action in October.

And Lynch is convinced that the Saffrons will be further fired up for a return to the competitive fray now that it has been confirmed their outstanding Allianz League Division Four ties against Wicklow and Waterford will take place after all.

"For several weeks there, we had all been discussing just what fixtures formula might be drawn up. We did not know if the provincial championships would be retained, if the leagues would be completed and under what basis the All-Ireland Championship might be played," reflects Lynch.