Diarmuid Connolly made his debut for Donegal Boston on Sunday against Connemara Gaels in the Boston Senior Football Championship and got off to a flyer.
The former Dublin footballer only made one senior appearance this year, in Mayo last February. It was initially announced he was taking a break from the panel however his transfer was confirmed by the US GAA sanctions this week. It was reported that Connolly made his decision following "weeks of negotiations with several clubs in the States."
— Seán Perry (@perry_sean) July 1, 2018
It’s great to see Diarmuid Connolly and Shane Carty living it up in the States. Enjoy every moment lads! pic.twitter.com/UDEPTxwGGL
— Dublin GAA Fans (@DubsGAAFans) July 1, 2018
Diarmuid Connolly in the green and gold of Donegal Boston is a strange sight. Would be a huge shame if we never see him play for Dublin again. One of the most gifted players to ever grace a pitch. pic.twitter.com/inetzlblWx
— Darren Cleary (@RadioCleary) July 1, 2018
Connolly started alongside Galway's Liam Silke and Dublin's Shane Carthy. The five-time All-Ireland winner got off to an outstanding start, scoring a fine score during a 1-08 to 4-13 win.
Per the Donegal Boston Facebook, Connolly grabbed two points. Derry's Ciaran McFaul scored 3-2. Shane Carthy 1-2. Oisin O'Neill landed three points with Silke, Niall Keenan (Derry), Michael Carroll (Donegal) and Sean Donnelly (Louth) all scoring 1 each.