McConville not joining McGeeney in Kildare

Oisin McConville has refuted claims he could become part of Kieran McGeeney’s managerial set-up in Kildare.

The Crossmaglen Rangers sharpshooter insists he is “totally focused” on his team’s All Ireland club championship semi-final against Roscommon and Connacht champions St Brigid’s.

McConville is mystified as to the source of reports linking him with a move to the Lilywhites.

“I was extremely surprised to learn of this but I can confirm my whole commitment is, as always, to Crossmaglen Rangers,” insists the veteran forward.

Ironically, McConville expects to meet up with Kildare boss McGeeney in the Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk tomorrow night when the 2002 Armagh All-Ireland winning squad attend a reunion function.

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“We have soldiered in the trenches together for a long time in Armagh’s colours and while I have the height of admiration for him, I won’t be joining him in Kildare,” states McConville.

“I have a wife and young son now and the prospect of a couple of journeys – at least – every week to Kildare would not hold any appeal for me,” adds McConville.

Meanwhile, 2011 footballer of the year Alan Brogan is now expected to undergo surgery for his niggling groin injury and is expected to miss the early part of Dublin’s Division 1 campaign.

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