Thursday 17 October 2019

No rest for All-Ireland winner as new college year begins


Brian Howard (left) and Con O’Callaghan celebrate the Dubs’ win. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Brian Howard (left) and Con O’Callaghan celebrate the Dubs’ win. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Gabija Gataveckaite

There will be no rest for Dublin footballer Brian Howard as he is set to start his first day back at college today after Dublin's historic five-in-a-row All-Ireland win at the weekend.

The Raheny man will hit the books after a productive summer's break, which culminated in victory over Kerry on Saturday.

The 22-year-old is set to start his final year studying business at TU Dublin today.

"I start back in college tomorrow," he told the Irish Independent yesterday when asked if a well-deserved break was on the cards.

"I'll be in final year, but I'd like to have a holiday, but that might come later down the line."

He said the Dublin team breathed a sigh of relief when the final whistle blew in Croke Park.

"We had a sense of achievement at the five in a row, but I don't think it's kicked in what that even is yet, and it probably won't for a couple of years' time," he said.

"The other lads, you could see how much it meant to them and even for me, it's my third and I don't wanna stop here - I want to make my own five in a row.

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"All of us are so hungry, and we know that when we start back in January that we're gonna have the same focus for this year as any other year."

He said that he wanted to embrace the legendary win over the coming days.

"I just want to embrace the whole thing and spend time with family and friends and catch up on missed social life," he said.

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