Tuesday 22 January 2019

Diarmuid Connolly set to miss Dublin's All-Ireland campaign to play in the USA - report

Diarmuid Connolly (centre)
Diarmuid Connolly (centre)

Michéal Ó Scannáil

Diarmuid Connolly has been linked with a summer move to the USA.

It was reported today by the Irish Examiner that the five-time All-Ireland winner is likely to play his football in either Boston or New York with Aidan McAnespies in Boston believed to be the favorites to land the two-time All-Star.

Connolly has only played once for the Dubs since he returned from a suspension to play an important role as substitute in last year’s All-Ireland final against Mayo. He came on as a substitute again against Mayo in Dublin’s February victory in the National Football League but has been absent from the Dublin set-up since.

A ruling by the GAA means that if St Vincent’s allow the cross-Atlantic transfer, Connolly would be prohibited from lining out for Dublin for the remainder of the Championship. He would be permitted to return to Championship action for St.Vincent’s when club hurling and football resumes in September.

Connolly has appeared for St Vincent’s in the Dublin Senior Hurling League but was not named in the Dublin squad for their Championship opener against Wicklow.

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