All is not well in Dublin hurling.
It was confirmed yesterday that Danny Sutcliffe had left the Dublin panel. The reasons for his departure remain vague. At 23, with a Leinster title and a National League under his belt, he should be entering his prime soon.
He is not the first senior figure to quit the panel in 2015. Michael Carton, wing back on the Leinster championship winning side of 2013, abruptly quit in advance of their July qualifier against Limerick.
I'm disappointed to be left out, considering that I've been involved for the last eight years. I came back from a career threatening injury in 2013, missed all of 2014 and worked myself back into contention, starting both of the Galway games this year.
The reasons given to me were, in my opinion, disrespectful from where I've come from. But look, I'm 27 and young enough to offer the team a lot in the near future.
As if that wasn't enough, following his Leinster club win with the Ballyboden footballers, Conal Keaney told the 42.ie that he was considering quitting the Dublin hurling panel.
At 33, he suggested that he might be 'too old to play anymore'.