Dublin defender Barry Cahill has called on Jason Sherlock to stay on board with the Metropolitans, after it emerged that the St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh clubman has yet to decide his future with the Dubs.
Sherlock burst onto the inter-county scene as a 19-year-old back in 1995, helping the capital side claim Leinster and All-Ireland honours that summer.
The former basketball and soccer player is the last remaining link with that team and Cahill says that Sherlock still has a vital role to play despite turning 34 in January.
"He is still playing to the standard of an inter-county footballer. He looks after himself very well and is professional in Gaelic terms," he said.
"I am sure he will make some sort of announcement in the coming weeks but I'd be hopeful enough that he will stay involved next year."
The St Brigid's, Blanchardstown clubman was on hand at City Hall in Dublin for the announcement that Dublin will be the European Capital of Sport for 2010.
Cahill says it is an honour that all of Dublin should be extremely proud to have.
"I think this is a great achievement for Dublin to get for next year. Milan was the capital for 2009, and Dublin beat off stiff competition to get it in 2010.
"It just shows how much work is going on behind the scenes and that loads of people are getting involved in all of the different sports.
"It's very encouraging to see the likes of the Dublin hurlers and the Dublin Ladies footballers doing well this year. Hopefully it might be a good omen for the Senior footballers next year!"