Tuesday 20 February 2018

Dubs star O'Callaghan sets sights on adding Sigerson medal to haul

Dublin's Con O'Callaghan. Photo: Sportsfile
Dublin's Con O'Callaghan. Photo: Sportsfile

Michael Verney

There's little Con O'Callaghan can do wrong in either code at the minute and last year's Young Footballer of the Year is expected to make a bold bid for further silverware this week with UCD in the Sigerson Cup.

Dublin attacker O'Callaghan had a sensational 2017 as he assembled one of the most glittering years in GAA history for an individual player and the 21-year-old is showing no sign of slowing down this season.

Fresh from scoring four points against Liam Mellows as Cuala booked their All-Ireland club SHC final place last Saturday, O'Callaghan looks set to play some part in tomorrow's Sigerson Cup semi-final against UUJ in Inniskeen (7.0).

The mercurial attacker has played no part on the pitch with John Divilly's side this year as he focuses all his attention on Cuala's back-to-back All-Ireland attempt but was a noticeable presence on the sideline as water carrier during UCD's defeat of city rivals DCU last week.

With just under five weeks to the St Patrick's Day club decider and the Sigerson Cup final fixed for this Saturday, O'Callaghan looks set to take advantage of a rare window of opportunity to add yet another medal to his remarkable collection.

Irish Independent

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