Tuesday 23 April 2019

Supple back with Brigid's

Shane Supple has returned to his Gaelic football roots by hooking up with the St Brigid's senior football squad.

The 22-year-old netminder only walked out on a professional soccer career with Ipswich Town last week, but he has wasted no time in returning to the fold of his old GAA club in Blanchardstown.

The Dubliner first trained with Brigid's last Tuesday night, fuelling the possibility that he could be involved in some role when the 2003 county champions tackle St Jude's in the last-16 round of the Evening Herald Dublin SFC at Parnell Park next Thursday (6.45). His GAA position is also between the posts.

Supple hasn't played with Brigid's since underage level, instead pursuing his cross-channel soccer dream. He was a graduate of the Ipswich youth system, made his first-team debut in 2005, and has also been capped by the Republic of Ireland at U21 level.

But only last week he confirmed he was quitting -- not alone Roy Keane's Championship outfit but the professional game.

"Deep down my heart is not in the game anymore," he revealed. "I have fallen out of love with the game and I'd always said if that happened, I wouldn't hang around."

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