Anthony Cunningham says prep time before inter-county games is too short

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Anthony Cunningham Says Prep Time Before Inter-County Games Is Too Short Anthony Cunningham Says Prep Time Before Inter-County Games Is Too Short
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Roscommon football boss Anthony Cunningham thinks the preparation window ahead of the inter-county games is too short.

County teams can resume training from the 14th of September ahead of the completion of the Allianz Football League and the Championship in October.

Cunningham says the short pre-season period poses a big challenge for county managers.

"It is really, really short and I don't think there has been a proper analysis done of the number of weeks needed."

"At least it should be five to seven weeks, that would be the norm for a pre-season and I think that has been overlooked."

"I don't think there has been enough of an involvement from county managers in those decisions, but it is just really, really short."

While GAA fans will have to wait a few months for inter-county action, clubs game have already been taking place across the country over the past few days.

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