Thursday 8 December 2016

Varley completes St Vincent's move

Published 08/03/2016 | 02:30

Mayo’s Enda Varley has joined St Vincent’s. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Mayo’s Enda Varley has joined St Vincent’s. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Another Dublin club is set to benefit from the acquisition of an inter-county player with confirmation that Mayo's Enda Varley has joined St Vincent's.

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Varley, who is not currently part of Mayo's plans, has received clearance to switch to the 2014 All-Ireland champions from his home club Garrymore.

It follows the recent transfer of Fermanagh's Tomas Corrigan and Leitrim captain Gary Reynolds to St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh, Armagh's Kevin Dyas to Kilmacud Crokes and Roscommon's Neil Collins to St Brigid's.

There is speculation that Varley, who played in the 2012 and 2013 All-Ireland finals, may not be the only Mayo player of recent vintage to join St Vincent's who already have Sligo's Brendan Egan.

Dublin clubs could field a decent inter-county team from outside the capital. Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan has been a big addition to All-Ireland finalists Ballyboden St Enda's over the last season where Leitrim's Fergal Clancy has also been operating.

Longford's Brian Kavanagh has been with Kilmacud Crokes for a number of years where Cavan's Eugene Keating is also still involved. Armagh's Ciaran McKeever is with St Oliver Plunkett's while Laois' John O'Loughlin and Leitrim's Emlyn Mulligan are still with St Brigid's.

Parnells' 'recruits' have receded but Colm Begley (Laois) and Andy Mallon (Armagh) remain.

In contrast, Cavan's David Givney and Roscommon's Donal Ward have recently left Dublin clubs.

Irish Independent

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