Despite the Dublin Senior Hurling season being short lived this year, it gave some players an opportunity to return. One of those was veteran David “Dotsy” O’Callaghan.

After injury impeded the St. Mark’s man for most of the season, Dotsy found his way back and almost firing on all cylinders before the Dubs were outplayed by Tipperary in the All Ireland Qualifiers.

With the Dublin County Board currently seeking a replacement for Ger Cunningham as manager, following his departure after the above mentioned game, it’s given time for a lot of longer reflect on the year and plan their futures.

“The lads are probably sick of hearing me saying, ‘I’m packing it in’ or whatever,” the 34 year old told the Independent at the launch of the Applegreen Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Sevens.

“I know it didn’t go too well for the team overall but it was great to get out there again and I felt I was starting to get up to a really good level coming up to the Tipperary game.”

O’Callaghan went through back surgery at the end of last year and insists now that he’s back and isn’t ruling out another season for the boys in blue next season.

“It was great to get back playing this year in the couple of games.”

“If I’m in a position where I have the appetite I suppose towards the end of the year and the want to do it, we’ll wait and see then.”