Sunday 18 August 2019

Brogan raring to go for Dubs' four-in-a-row quest

Bernard Brogan has ambitons to lift the Sam Maguire Cup for a sixth time. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Bernard Brogan has ambitons to lift the Sam Maguire Cup for a sixth time. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Bernard Brogan will be available to Jim Gavin once more in 2018 after the Dublin manager made it clear he still saw a role for the former Footballer of the Year.

Brogan saw his game-time limited this summer and didn't appear off the bench until the final few minutes of the All-Ireland final.

And the 34-year-old admitted he wasn't sure if he'd still be around next season.

"Throughout the summer I wasn't sure what I'd do," he said at the Fexco Asian Games in Bangkok last weekend.

"I had some good form and bad form and was only getting so much game-time.

"So I was thinking will I give it another go or is my time gone? I was rolling that around in my head," said the five-time All-Ireland winner.

"I sat down with Jim and said what I felt and where I thought I was at. And Jim indicated that he wanted me around and wanted me back and that there was a role for me.

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