Jim Gavin says that Jason Sherlock is "committed" to the Dublin set-up.
It was reported last week that by the Irish Mirror that Sherlock, the Dublin forwards coach, had departed Gavin's backroom team.
That suggestion was scotched prior to the Dubs' game against Kerry in Tralee on Saturday night when Sherlock was pictured stepping off the Dublin team bus.
"You probably need to speak to the journalist who reported that; reports on rumour and conjecture," Gavin told RTÉ Sport after the game.
"Jason was here tonight and he’s committed to the Dublin players as much as I am."
Speaking on RTÉ's coverage of last night's game, former Dublin midfielder Ciaran Whelan said Sherlock had taken a break and an incorrect conclusion had been formed as a result.
Jason took a break at the start of the year - other selectors have done that previously and not come back until February. He wasn't around the last few weeks and two plus two equalled five essentially. People assumed he was gone. He's not.
That same report also said that Diarmuid Connolly was nearing a return to action for Dublin.
"It's hard to know, I don't think there's been any change on that," said Mossy Quinn, a clubmate of Connolly's, when asked about the player's status with the Dublin panel.
"Jason's here with the squad, so there's no truth in that story. To my knowledge, there hasn't been any change with Diarmuid, he's been playing away the club and as Jim says, there's always an open door with the Dublin squad."
"I don't think there's been any connection with Dublin squad to date" - Ciaran Whelan speaks about the recent rumours about Diarmuid Connolly's return pic.twitter.com/vq7rGEVegz
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