Five time All-Ireland Diarmuid Connolly is set to link up with Donegal Boston this week for the summer according to a local newspaper.
The Inishowen Independent report that following talks with a couple of clubs in the United States over the last few weeks that Connolly has opted to join the Massachussetts based club. Connolly has had little game time in the Sky Blue Jersey and indeed has only played in one game since returning from suspension to play an important role coming on as a substitute in the All-Ireland Final against Mayo.
He cane on as a substitute also against Mayo in this year’s Allianz Football League but has been absent from the Dublin panel since then. If the transfer is given the go ahead by St Vincent’s then that will mean that Connolly will not be eligible to play in the Championship for Dublin for the remainder of the championship. However, he would be allowed to return to action to club action in September with St Vincent’s when the respective club hurling and football resumes.
Connolly according to the paper is expected to be joined at Donegal Boston by a whole host of other inter county stars. Carlow’s Brendan Murphy, Galway’s Liam Silke and Donegal’s Eoin McHugh are set to join the club also this week.
The club at the centre of the transfer have suffered championship defeats to Shannon Blues and Wolfe Tones this season. However with the arrival of the quartet their chances will surely be boosted of reaching a semi-final. The current Donegal boss is Inishowen native Padraig McLaughlin.