Diarmuid Connolly’s most recent Instagram post may be a hint that he’s about to swap the big ball for the small one.
Throughout the last few months speculation has been increasing that the 30-year-old would be making the switch, however nothing has been set in stone as of yet.
The fact that he played hurling at under-21 level for his county and is still playing it at club level with St. Vincent’s, Connolly certainly has all the attributes needed to make it as a senior hurler for the Dubs.
Considered one of the finest athletes in the inter-county football scene his intensity and physicality would transfer well to hurling – a game he was playing at the highest level until Gaelic football took precedence.
Now, having won Leinster and All-Ireland winner’s medals with both club and county, perhaps the full-forward has ambitions of conquering similar challenges with the hurlers.
While we’re a while away yet from any sort of official announcement, if there is to be one at all, it is not as though Connolly is playing down the rumours in his latest Instagram post.
The picture below of a hurley underneath the Christmas tree may have been enough to set tongues wagging on its own, however accompanying it with the comment ‘thanks Pat’ will only add to speculation given the Dubs were recently taken over by Pat Gilroy – also a St Vincent’s clubman.
We’ll leave you decide what the meaning is behind this.