Former Dublin footballer Kevin Nolan has revealed that he may return to inter-county football in the future – with Monaghan.
Nolan, who was man of the match in the 2011 All-Ireland final says he is currently a club footballer but has plans to move to the Farney County when he gets married.
When he moves to the Ulster county, Nolan says is would consider playing for Monaghan.
Nolan, a teacher in west Dublin, said to the Irish Times:
“I would still love to play intercounty football.
“I wouldn’t go looking, but things might happen in the next months or years that may mean I’m playing football in a different county.”
Nolan’s fiancée hails from the Farney County and the couple plan to move back once the house they are renovating is ready to move into.
“There is a club Cremartin, they are literally across the road from the house we would be looking to renovate. I can’t be putting in a transfer to the other end of the county just to win a medal. I wouldn’t be all about the glory.
“All the stuff that happened up until now has been exceptional for me. At the minute I’m a club footballer. At the end of the day, when the club season is finished, every inter-county footballer is a club footballer. Down the line, if things happen, brilliant. If not, at the end of the day, I’m a GAA club player.”
The experience of having an All-Ireland winner in the set-up would undoubtedly be a huge boost for Monaghan football.
Nolan was a key figure in the 2011 Dublin team which made the breakthrough in winning Sam Maguire – and started the dynasty that we currently see today.
For the moment however, Nolan’s undivided loyalty rests with his club – Kilmacud Crokes.
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