Dublin IT’s new recruit,Paul Galvin, is looking forward to the prospect of competing in this season’s Sigerson Cup, and hopefully winning his first medal in that competition.
The 31-year-old begins a post-graduate diploma course in fashion buying and management on Monday. He will join a team in DIT that includes the likes of Aidan O’Shea, Tom Cunniffe, Alan Freeman and Diarmuid Connolly as college aim to win their first Sigerson title.
Galvin is hoping to make up for the disappointment of losing out to Sligo IT in the 02 final when UCC lost 0-6 to 0-5:
“I captained UCC about 10 or 11 years ago to lose a Sigerson Cup final, which was a big disappointment. It was a medal I’d love to win. I always had a feeling I might get another go at it. I’m delighted at the chance because I only got cleared to play a couple of nights ago. It’s a fantastic competition and DIT are strong. It’s very competitive.”
Galvin denied suggestions his new career might affect his football career:
“I suppose a time comes where you need to think about your career as well because the football won’t last forever. I’m just very focused on football, fashion is just… time comes when you might want to think about your career.”