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Mayo Duo O’Connor And Loftus Join Chicago Club For The Summer

Mayo players, Diarmuid O’Connor and Conor Loftus have moved to the United States and joined McBrides CLG for the summer. 

The duo flew out on Sunday following Mayo’s exit from the championship at the hands of Kildare on Saturday evening. The players arrived in the US on J1 Visas, just in time for the registration deadline of July 1st.

The move means that O’Connor and Loftus will miss a large portion of the club season with the Chicago based club tweeting their appreciation for the player’s respective clubs, Ballintubber and Deel Rovers.

The duo join the list of a number of GAA players to make their way Stateside recently. Diarmuid Connolly played his first game for Donegal Boston at the weekend in their senior championship, scoring 3-1.

Tipperary hurlers, Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Ronan Maher and Cathal Barrett have also jetted over for the summer months. The two Mahers have joined the Tipperary New York Club while Barrett will be lining out in the Hoboken Guards jersey.

The players made the move after Tipperary failed to emerge from the Munster championship round-robin series having finished second last in the group on two points. Thurles Sarsfields will have to do without the influential younger Maher brother as they go on the hunt for a third Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship title in a row.

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