DUBLIN FOOTBALL LEGEND CIARAN WHELAN BELIEVES ALAN BROGAN WILL NOT JOIN LIST OF RETIRING STARS.
Dublin football legend Ciaran Whelan believes Alan Brogan will resist the opportunity to join the legion of retiring GAA stars.
Brogan has so far refused to confirm his plans for 2015 after battling back from serious hip trouble to find his best form this year.
It was reported shortly after Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal that the former Footballer of the Year had retired.
But while play maker Brogan quickly rubbished that rumour he has kept fans guessing since with the Leinster champions allowed to resume collective training next Monday.
Former colleague Whelan believes that Brogan will play on for another season alongside sibling Bernard.
Whelan said: “I think he will consider it over the Christmas period and I think he will give it another go, despite the huge demands. I think Jim Gavin will probably be flexible with him because he’ll want him around.”
Sunday Game pundit Whelan rejected the idea that Dublin will move to a more defensive style after being picked apart by Donegal.
Whelan said: “No, I don’t think that will happen. I think it’s about knowing they have to have a plan B, knowing that teams are going to dissect them and learn from their performances throughout the year and come up with plans to try and stifle them.
“Donegal are a unique team. Dublin will just have to learn how to play against that system.
“But I don’t think they’ll evolve, I don’t think we’ll see huge change. I don’t think there was a whole lot wrong in the way they were going up until then. I think 80 per cent of the teams they came up against, 90 per cent even, the philosophy that Jim brought to the table will be effective enough.”(Irish Mirror)