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'The Commitment He's Shown In The First Couple Of Months, Guys Have Really Warmed To Him'

'The Commitment He's Shown In The First Couple Of Months, Guys Have Really Warmed To Him'

Paul Galvin lined out on the half-forward line for Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh as they knocked 2016 All-Ireland club champions Ballyboden St. Enda's out of the Dublin Senior Football Championship in the first round on Thursday night.

The 2009 Footballer of the Year recently transferred to Plunkett's from Kilmacud Crokes.

After the game, Galvin's fellow previous Footballer of the Year and now teammate, Alan Brogan, told Newstalk's Oisin Langan what it's been like having the Kerryman around the Navan Road.

He has a lot of experience when he gets the ball he never gives it away. He’s a calming influence on the guys around and he’s had a really good impact. He's only here a couple of months and you can see that he's settled in quite well out there. He certainly didn't look out of place.

It's a great challenge for him to come back, he's a couple of years out of the game. To come back to that level of football, I'd say he enjoyed it out there. We all know the type of guy he is, he loves that physical challenge. It was great to see him out there with us.

Galvin scored one point as his new side beat Ballyboden on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-13. Bernard Brogan was the star for Plunkett's, scoring six points.

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Alan Brogan admitted that it has been somewhat unusual having Galvin as a teammate.

It was a bit strange. I'm sure for the rest of the lads it was strange too. He's settled in very quickly. He's a very committed footballer as he was for Kerry.

Obviously he didn't have to prove himself to guys. The commitment he's shown in the first couple of months here, guys have really warmed to him. It's great to have him, he's had a really positive influence around the place.

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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