Fears that 2010 Footballer of the Year Bernard Brogan might not be fit for the start of the championship have been allayed as he started a game for his club (Oliver Plunketts) in midweek.
The corner forward played the last 15 minutes – and scored two points – during the win over Eoghan Rua, which was the first time he had played competitively for three months.
Having gone abroad at the end of last year and early this year, he returned late to the Dublin panel. Having been expected to return to the Dublin panel towards the end of the league campaign, he instead had to cry off with a knee injury.
Brogan needed a scan and keyhole surgery to remove some bone fragment and the Dublin management were insistent that it was only a minor injury. His recovery reportedly took longer than initially expected however.
He saw no action in this year’s league campaign and has not played inter-county football since last year’s All-Ireland final. He is expected to be 100% fit and raring to go for next month’s championship opener against Westmeath though.