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28th Jul 2022

Foes become friends as Rian O’Neill sets up Conor Meyler goal for Chicago Parnells

Lee Costello

An unlikely duo.

Armagh and Tyrone undoubtedly have the fiercest of rivalries. The two Ulster sides have been going at it, hammer and tong for decades.

Both evenly matched titans in the noughties, in recent times Tyrone have took over as the superior side. That was until this season when the Orchard county knocked the defending All-Ireland champions out.

Rian O’Neill was pivotal to that success, and has put in performances this season that have surely guaranteed him an All-Star, not least because of his unbelievable free to send the game to extra time against Galway.

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler enjoyed a season of even greater success the season before, winning the All-Ireland and an All-Star.

With two superstars, along with fellow Tyronian Michael McKernan, always going head to head with each other, one could only imagine how dynamic they would be if they were in the same team.

Well with both counties out of All-Ireland contention America came knocking, and Chicago Parnells has put the two superstars together to form an unlikely duo.

Parnells played McBrides CLG Chicago, and in this clip by @AllGAA we can see them in action, with Meyler going on a mazy run that even the Red Hands are so used to seeing.

The ball is then worked to the man mountain that is O’Neill, before he plays it back to the Tyrone man for a goal.

Unfortunately for the Ulster pair, the opposition boasted some quality as well, as Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin was scoring goals for fun.