DENIS BASTICK IN NO RUSH TO MAKE DECISION ON DUBLIN FUTURE

At the end of every championship campaign the speculation starts about which players will call it a day and retire from the game.

Any players 30yrs of age and older are included in the list of possible retirees and their are plenty of theories around as to why this player or that player will retire.

Dublin have a number of players who will be included a possibles in this season Gaelic football pensioners list.

Players like Stephen Cluxton, Paul Flynn, Michael Darragh Macauley and Denis Bastick due to their age will be spoken about as having worn the Dublin jersey for the last time in last Saturday’s All Ireland Final replay.

Many Dubs supporters somehow read a lot into the sight of Denis Bastick walking around Croke Park with his son Aidan in his arms, with many believing it was the player saying his goodbyes.

But the Templeogue Synge Street player is in no rush to make any decisions on his Dublin future just yet. The 35yr old veteran wants to enjoy the celebrations of the teams Back to back All Ireland title victories before making a call on whether to continue or hang up his boots.

“We need to enjoy this and nobody is really looking at what’s next,” he told the Irish Sun.

“We are going to enjoy this and then see.

“This year, we never spoke about the back-to-back, it was really about going after this year and next year will be the same.”

Although he is reluctant to talk about retirement just yet, it is still expected that he won’t be back next season. All players if they can, want to go out on a high and possibly with Dublin winning back to back titles this year Denis may feel it’s the right time to bow out.

If Denis does decide to head off into the sunset in a few weeks, he will do so with best wishes and thanks and affection of the Dublin support for his very distinguished services to the county.

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