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Dublin GAA mourns for Andy Kettle

DUBLIN GAA is today mourning the loss of its county board chairman, Andy Kettle (above), who passed away last night following a short illness.

Kettle (68) from the Fingal Ravens club, had served four years in the office and was returned as chairman at Monday night's convention for a fifth. In April of last year, Kettle was also appointed to the GAA's Coiste Bainistí.


Brogan yet to make call

ALAN Brogan has admitted he's "struggling to make" a decision over his inter-county future and has yet to inform Dublin team management whether he will play in 2015 or retire.

The 2011 Footballer of the Year has met with Jim Gavin and revealed yesterday "the ball is in my court," but added "there are a lot of factors go into it."

"It is a difficult decision to be honest with you and one that I am struggling a bit to make," he outlined, listing his soon-to-be-expanding family and the increased difficulty in achieving peak fitness in his early 30s.

"Slogging through those three or four months to get fit is as the years press on that gets a bit more difficult," Brogan explained. "I still have a couple of weeks to kind of mull over it and make a call early in the New Year."