Work commitments to rule out Jack McCaffrey?

June 27, 2020

Dublin's Jack McCaffrey celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup

There is growing speculation that Jack McCaffrey will not be returning to the Dublin senior football squad this year due to his work commitments as a doctor.

The 26-year-old had been combining the demands of medicine with gaelic football to great effect as the Dubs claimed an unprecedented five-in-a-row of All-Ireland titles in 2019 but things have significantly changed since his last game.

The four-time All-Star wing-back came on as a substitute for Dublin against Tyrone in the Allianz Football League back in February. Just weeks later, McCaffrey found himself in the HSE frontline fighting the coronavirus and it may seem impossible for him to juggle both careers now given the nature of the virus.

The loss of the Clontarf clubman from the Dublin half-back line would represent a major blow to manager Dessie Farrell's preparations for his first championship campaign which begins on November 7/8 when they are scheduled to face Westmeath in the Leinster quarter-final.

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