Former Sligo Rovers and Cork City player Gary Boylan has officially swapped codes after starring for an experimental Mayo side in their win over The Underdogs on Saturday evening.
The former minor star hit 1-5 as James Horan’s men put the budding inter-county players to the sword with a 3-11 to 0-8 victory in MacHale Park.
Boylan appeared over 100 times for Sligo Rovers before moving to the Rebel county in January, however, his appearances had been curtailed due to a knee ligament injury.
Is é Gary Boylan Laoch na hImeartha! pic.twitter.com/eXuxo7loFs
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) October 26, 2019
Now the Belmullet man has turned his attentions to Gaelic football after announcing his decision to return home to Mayo and the end of the season just passed.
Boylan last played for Mayo in 2014 when he was a star performer in a minor side beaten in the All-Ireland final by Kerry. After his performance against the Underdogs live on TG4 on Saturday night it is expected that Boylan will be given his opportunity in 2020.
“The last time I played Gaelic before this, properly, was minor level. I’d like to give it a go now at senior level to see how it goes.
“Having finished up with the soccer, my ambition now is to try and break into a Mayo squad. So that’s where I see myself going forward. Hopefully, it works out.”
Could he be the spark that Mayo need to finally end their near 70-year drought?