It has been reported that Diarmuid Connolly is shipping up to Boston once again, ending speculation that he may return for Dublin’s drive for five.
Connolly is expected to jet out in the coming days after having accepted an offer to join up with Donegal Boston, the side he led to Boston SFC glory last summer.
Jim Gavin has repeatedly fielded questions around Connolly’s availability with the Dublin boss consistently telling members of the media that the door always remains open for anyone.
However, news of the ace attacker’s plans to spend another summer in the States firmly puts to bed speculation surrounding whether he will return to aid Dublin’s bid to become the first ever county to complete the five-in-a-row.
Connolly hasn’t appeared for Dublin since coming on as a substitute in their league win over Mayo in 2018 and news of his second departure stateside could perhaps mark the end of his great Dublin career.
Connolly is not the only Dublin footballer heading stateside, however, as Colm Basquel looks set to link up with Chicago outfit, Wolfe Tones.
Meanwhile, Austin Gleeson will also spend his summer in America following Waterford’s early exit. The 2016 Hurler of the Year will join Tipperary Hurling Club.