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Jack McCaffrey set to leave Dublin panel, reports

Paul Moore
Paul Moore

20:33 27 Jun 2020

It looks like Jack McCaffrey will not be part of Dublin’s bid to win a sixth successive All-Ireland senior title this year with reports stating that the wing-back will be taking a break from the inter-county game.

The Sunday Independent is reporting that Dublin star Jack McCaffrey will not be part of their panel for the upcoming Championship season.

INPHO/James Crombie

It's understood that his work commitments as a doctor are the reason be behind the Clontarf man's decision. He is currently living in Kilkenny and working in St Luke's General Hospital.

McCaffrey previously took a year out from football in 2016 - the year after he was crowned Footballer of the Year - to travel around Africa.

The 26-year-old was a key member of Dulin's a historic five-in-a-row last year, he struck 1-3 in the final against Kerry.

As of yet, Dublin GAA have not issued a statement on the reports.

In terms of the Championship, Dublin are not permitted to train until September 14 and their opener against Westmeath is fixed for the weekend of November 7.

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 14/9/2019
Dublin vs Kerry / Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey leaves the field after the game / Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

In January, Jack McCaffrey opened up about the pressure of living in Dublin and representing the Dubs - he spoke to Joe Molloy.

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