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Confirmed: Mannion And McCaffrey To Make Dublin Comebacks

2 September 2018; Jack McCaffrey, left, and Paul Mannion of Dublin after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

By PJ Browne Updated

Dessie Farrell has confirmed that both Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffrey will be available to play for the Dublin footballers in 2023.

29-year-old Mannion has not played for Dublin since the 2020 All-Ireland final against Mayo, while 28-year-old McCaffrey last lined out for the Dubs in a February 2020 National League game against Tyrone.

Six-time All-Ireland winner Mannion played for Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday, scoring four points, as the reigning county champions defeated Cuala in the Dublin SFC quarter-finals.

"The good news is we'll have Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion rejoining the squad next year," Dublin manager Farrell told Dubs TV.

"That will be a great help to us in terms of the development and continuous evolution of the team, the squad. We're hoping that before the [Dublin] championship ends, we'll have a sprinkling of one or two other new players to bring in."

1 September 2019; Jack McCaffrey of Dublin celebrates his 19th minute goal with Paul Mannion the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Farrell continued: "At this stage of the club championship, you're always going to be keeping an eye on emerging talent. You do throughout the year, but obviously the cream rises to the top at this stage of the competition. We're very interested in identifying some new players.

"We've had a lot of new players come into the squad over the last two years. That process continues. We're very interested in the progress that some of our players have made, the likes of Shane Clayton, Ross McGarry, young Ben Millist from Ballinteer played very well today [against Ballyboden St Endas]."

See Also: Michael Fitzsimons 'Emotional' After Cuala KO'd By Kilmacud Crokes In Dublin Quarters

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