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Report: Diarmuid Connolly Possibly Heading To US For Summer To Play Football

Report: Diarmuid Connolly Possibly Heading To US For Summer To Play Football

Diarmuid Connolly may join the growing number of GAA players deciding to spend their summer playing in the US rather than at home.

The Irish Examiner's John Fogarty reports that Connolly is considering playing his football in either Boston or New York.

Connolly's only appearance for the Dublin footballers this year was as a second half substitute in the February National League win against Mayo at MacHale Park.

The word from Dublin management and players since has been that Connolly is taking a break. Back in April, it was reported by Christy O'Connor in The Sunday Times that Connolly was not interested in playing either football or hurling.

"Yeah little bits and pieces, I haven't talked to him in a while now," Bernard Brogan said during the week when asked if he'd had any contact with Connolly.

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"He seems to have taken a break. Good to see him back playing with Vincent's a couple of weeks ago, playing a bit of football but I think he's just taking a bit of a break for himself. We'll hopefully see him back in blue someday, sometime soon."

Connolly did make a substitute appearance for the Dublin hurlers last month during a league game against Craobh Chiaráin.

If allowed move, it would mean Connolly would be ineligible to play for Dublin in this summer's championship. Though, the chances of him doing so appeared to be nil even before this news.

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