New York's homegrown talent
04 May 2012
New York's CJ Molloy
There will be four homegrown players in New York's starting XV this weekend.
Donnchadh Dwyer, Conor Hogan, Shane Hogan and CJ Molloy - son of manager Connie - were all born in the Big Apple and will add a new dimension to proceedings as the Exiles square up to Sligo in the first round of the Connacht SFC.
Manager Molloy told The Irish Independent that the players in question have no shortage of ability:
"These guys have come through the minor board and played with college teams. We had some success last year, winning a Division Two shield and that was the first time we had success in that regard.
"These American-born kids would be hooked up with junior clubs and then they are entitled to draft up to intermediate and senior clubs here - so they play a lot of football.
"The big issue here is getting games, getting challenges because this year to date the Sligo team we play on Sunday will have anything up to 15 intercounty games under their belt.
"But you have to go for it and this year I definitely think this is one of the fittest, best-prepared teams we've had at Gaelic Park in some time."