Bugler Came Off The Bench Against Monaghan And Grabbed Three Points And An Assist For McManamon’s Goal
Dublin legend Alan Brogan believes fellow St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh clubman Sean Bugler is the real deal and expects him to have a great Dublin career.
Bugler was brought into the Dublin panel last season and caught the eye on the few occasions his was given game time.
But with the significance of creating history by winning the first ever five in-a-row, Sean got limited minutes on the pitch last year and was seen more as one for the future.
He certainly showed he has the attributes and skill level for the Senior grade with his man of the match display against Tyrone in Omagh in the Super 8’s, that game marking his full championship debut.
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A sizeable number of players have been given the opportunity to impress the manager.
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Sean Made A Huge Impact From The Bench Against Monaghan
Sean Bugler though certainly made an impact when he was introduced in the 41st minute of the dramatic draw with Monaghan.
Bugler was inventive on the ball, helped himself to three excellent points and provided the assist for Kevin McManamon’s vital goal as he did a sterling job helping haul Dublin back into the game.
The performance of the St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh man was no surprise to his fellow club man and former Dublin captain Alan Brogan. The only surprise for Brogan is that Sean hasn’t been seen more often.
“It was very pleasing to see my own club mate Sean Bugler go very well last week. He was there last year. I thought he would have seen more game time last year to be honest with you,” said Brogan who was speaking at the launch of the new Laochra Gael series.
“From what I’ve seen he looks the real deal. I fully expect him to go on and have a great Dublin career.”
“Look, it has to be earned as well. You have to perform when you get the opportunities and it was good to see him perform in the half he got last week.”
Dublin Forward Line Is The Hardest To Get Into
When you have forwards of the quality of Dean Rock, Paul Mannion, Ciaran Kilkenny, Niall Scully, Brian Howard, Con O’Callaghan, Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin McManamon, Cormac Costello and Paddy Andrews to name a few, it’s very difficult for a new young forward to make the breakthrough.
Alan Brogan agrees that it’s probably the hardest line in the Dublin team to get into such is the array of talent already there.
“Yeah, it’s a difficult forward line to get into,” said Brogan. I’ve seen him from a very young age, from five or six years of age down in Plunketts.
“I remember having him at summer camps at a very young age. He lives and breathes football.
“His dad, Pat, was chairman of Plunketts when he unfortunately passed away a number of years ago. So they’ve had a rough couple of years in that regard, Seán and his family.
“I think for his mam, Aideen, it’s great to see him finally out there. He has all the talent in the world and hopefully he can deliver on it.”
“It s great to see someone from Plunketts, we haven t had anyone come through for a few years so it s great to see someone come through again.
“As I said, I think he’s the real deal but you have to go out and perform. You have to prove it on the biggest stage.
“I think with the opportunities he’s got so far he’s done well enough, the game against Tyrone in the Super 8s last year and what we’ve seen of him this year, so I expect we’ll see a good bit more of him over the next few games.”