Monday 26 September 2016

O'Callaghan raring to go again with Dublin

Published 20/10/2015 | 02:30

David Callaghan: 'As you get a bit older, you start to try to get yourself ready for the day (you retire). It's inevitable at some stage. But I'm of the opinion that I'd like to keep it going for as long as I can'
David Callaghan: 'As you get a bit older, you start to try to get yourself ready for the day (you retire). It's inevitable at some stage. But I'm of the opinion that I'd like to keep it going for as long as I can'

The miles are building up in David 'Dotsie' O'Callaghan's legs but he has no intention of walking away from the Dublin set-up just yet.

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Manager Ger Cunningham is still without selectors for the next season, but after finding his form late in the summer, O'Callaghan is ready to return for the 2016 campaign.

"It is getting more and more demanding - the training and preparation and stuff. I don't know how much higher that can go," O'Callaghan said.

"But you kind of become a bit institutionalised as well, playing in it for so long. And playing for Dublin has always been a big thing for me.

"It would be very hard to just walk away from it at this stage. I'm pretty sure once I get the call and we meet up and we get back into training we'll get back into the swing of it.

"As you get a bit older, you start to try to get yourself ready for the day (you retire). It's inevitable at some stage. But I'm of the opinion that I'd like to keep it going for as long as I can."

Cunningham hasn't been able to finalise his backroom team, though Ballyboden St Enda's stalwart O'Callaghan would like to see the former Cork goalkeeper bring in some local selectors.

"I know a couple of the lads had to step away. It's a big commitment - I know a couple of them have to step away for that reason," he said.

"I know Ger has been speaking to a few people about coming on board so I think he's at the point of finalising that. I'm sure we'll be hearing soon on that.

"I suppose it probably is (good) to have a couple of Dubs in there."

Irish Independent

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