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Saturday night, in round six of the National football league, the Galway footballers take on Pat Gilroy’s Dublin in Parnell Park (7.30pm).
Next Friday morning, International Rules will visit our screens for the first time since 2006. Following the violent scenes that marred the second test in Croke Park two years ago, the concept is very much on probation with both camps fully aware that any further flashpoints could spell the end for the hybrid game.
So at 'half-time' in the Toyota International Rules series, Ireland hold a slender one-point advantage over Australia. Despite the host's stirring late fight back, there was a school of thought that Ireland may have missed a trick by not playing more positively with an extra-man advantage in the closing minutes.
Few envisaged an Irish international rules success, but the smart manner in which Sean Boylan’s charges performed at the fabled MCG on Friday was a reminder of the value of pace and power in sport.
How they perform against the current All-Ireland champions will tell us a lot about the real progress being made under Liam Sammon, and a win, especially up there, would do wonders for team morale and put the team in a good position going into a month with four consecutive games.