Galway football star Shane Walsh hopes to prolong his career by seeking a club transfer to Dublin giants Kilmacud Crokes while studying in the capital.
There was widespread shock when Walsh, who went back to college to complete a BA in physical education at Portobello Institute, outlined his wish to transfer from his native Kilkerrin-Clonberne following his man-of-the-match display in the All-Ireland SFC final defeat to Kerry.
The 29-year-old outlined his reasons for requesting the move while admitting that injuries, age and travel played a huge part in the ace attacker’s request.
Walsh told off the ball that moving up to Dublin going back to college was a big part for him in his decision.
He says he feels that he just can't give his home club the commitment it demands right now and hopes to prolong his career by shortening the travel distance while he is in Dublin but he would be back to Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the future.
Walsh's transfer is currently with Croke Park as he awaits a decision from GAA HQ to see whether he can line out with last year's Leinster champions in the Dublin SFC.