DUBLIN football boss Pat Gilroy believes that Conal Keaney made the “right decision” to throw his lot in with the county’s hurlers, but admitted he was open to letting the Ballyboden, St Enda’s man attempt to play both codes.
Gilroy was speaking after Dublin’s surprise O’Byrne Cup defeat to Westmeath in Mullingar on Tuesday.
“With Conal, knowing him so well, it’s the right decision and it’s what he really wants to do at the moment,” Gilroy said. “If your head is there, then that’s the right thing to do. I genuinely hope that he really does make a difference for them because he’s a talented hurler.
“I don’t think (playing both codes) would have suited — but I think both management teams would have been happy for him to have a go at it. I have said it before, if someone can physically do it, then it’s fine. But I think his personal situation — he’s got to work — is the main reason he wouldn’t entertain it.