The Dublin senior football championship has had another big name added to its ranks after former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin announced that he is set to join the Oliver Plunkett club on the north side of the city. The club of the Brogan brothers, Bernard, Alan and Paul, the club has attracted such talented inter-county imports as Anthony Moyles (Meath) and Ciaran McKeever (Armagh) in the recent past and Galvin's presence in their side will be a huge boost to them in the upcoming season.
Galvin was speaking on the 'Dermot and Dave' show on Today FM in order to promote his new clothing collection (called 'Mister'), and talk inevitably turned to GAA. When asked if he was going to play football in his adopted city, Galvin answered in the affirmative:
I'm going to play a bit in Dublin this year, with Plunketts up there in Blanchardstown, Cabra I think actually.
I'm friends with a few of the boys there, and there's people from home involved at board level there...they're good lads and they've got a very good manager actually, so I'll give it (a go).
And Galvin said he is operating at a good level still, despite having retired from Kerry duty early in 2016.
I'm still at my playing weight. I'm still able to do in the gym what I could do two or three years ago...I just feel I don't want to be on the couch in the evenings at six o'clock, seven o'clock, you know what I mean?
He also went on to speak highly of the talent coming through in the Kingdom at the moment.
I saw highlights of the Mayo game and the Donegal game...a little (of) the good and the bad I suppose. Very good against Donegal, will be disappointed with the Mayo result having been ahead and at home. I remember losing one game (at home) to Armagh in the League. It's very hard to lose at home in any kind of game, I think that will be the thing that will hurt the Kerry boys, losing down in Tralee.
But a lot of guys were missing, had a couple of injuries before the game and that. Kerry's team was probably (containing) a few new faces in it and a bit unfamiliar, but there's a lot of really good talent having been unearthed in Kerry. Really good lads.