Le­in­ster star Ryan fol­low­ing a trail

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GAA -

For all the talk about Le­in­ster and Ire­land rugby player James Ryan’s flaw­less record as a senior pro­fes­sional athlete, it is still in its in­fancy. Brian Fenton, re­mem­ber, has only lost two games — Kerry last year and Mon­aghan the week­end be­fore last, both in the league — and won all but one of the com­pe­ti­tions he has en­tered. The Ra­heny man is now in his third sea- son as a Dublin foot­baller. Then there is Con O’cal­laghan who yes­ter­day non­cha­lantly added a Di­vi­sion 1 ti­tle eight days af­ter his se­cond All-ire­land Club SHC win with Cuala. Bear in mind what O’cal­laghan achieved last year in claim­ing All-ire­land, Dublin, and Le­in­ster Club hurl­ing hon­ours along­side Le­in­ster and All-ire­land in­ter­county ti­tles, as well as young foot­baller of the year and All-star ac­co­lades.

Suc­cess fol­lows all three but Fenton and O’cal­laghan are fur­ther down the road than their fel­low Dub.

John Fog­a­rty roscom­mon re­birth

We said it af­ter Roscom­mon’s win over Cork the week­end be­fore last and we’ve been left with no op­tion but to touch on it again here given the im­pact Roscom­mon en­joyed off the bench; the layer of depth that has been added to Kevin Mc­stay’s panel by play­ers who have re­turned to the fold af­ter miss­ing 2017 has con­sid­er­ably strength­ened their hand. The Roscom­mon subs con­trib­uted 2-4 against Ca­van, with Cathal Cregg’s two goals ef­fec­tively de­cid­ing the out­come. Cregg started only one game for Roscom­mon this spring and de­spite his 2-1 con­tri­bu­tion, it is con­ceiv­able he will con­tinue to be used in the role of im­pact sub

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