Pic: The first cracking GAA picture of 2014 comes from Galway v Sligo in FBD League 6 years ago

Pic: The first cracking GAA picture of 2014 comes from Galway v Sligo in FBD League

Don't let anyone tell you that the pre-season games aren't physical affairs.

Considering the weather we have had here of late it is something of a miracle that so many games went ahead all over the country today. The McGrath Cup and the McKenna Cup all began today and there was also action in the O'Byrne Cup and in the FBD League, the pick of which was the meeting of Sligo and Galway in Tuam.

The highlight from those in attendance was the performance as former Kildare man James Kavanagh on his debut for the Tribesmen. Kavanagh can be seen on the left of this picture but it is the unidentifiable Sligo man we are interested in, as he gets planted as he tries to get his hands on the ball.

James Kavanagh and Paul Conroy with Conor Griffin and Gavin Gilsenan 5/1/2014

Tough stuff on a miserable January day. However, as the main picture shows, it was a good natured affair with Galway running out 3-10 to 0-8