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Waiting game: Dolan can't commit to Westmeath just yet

Dessie Dolan says that he won’t make a decision on his inter-county future until after the All-Ireland Club finals next week.

Dolan in action for Garrycastle during the Leinster Club Senior Football final.
Dolan in action for Garrycastle during the Leinster Club Senior Football final.
Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

WESTMEATH VETERAN DESSIE DOLAN won’t be rushed into making a decision on his inter-county future.

The All-Star forward has missed out on the opening games of the league season to prepare for a starring role in next week’s All-Ireland Club Football final with Leinster champions Garrycastle.

Westmeath have only won one game from their opening three in Division Two, and manager Pat Flanagan will be anxious for St Patrick’s Day to come and go so that he can call on Dolan and his club mates once again.

But the 32-year-old warned that the Lake County may have to go it alone this year, and said he couldn’t commit to another inter-county season just yet.

“I don’t know what the story is,” Dolan told GAA.ie.  ”I will see how the club final goes and then I’ll see how it goes after that.

I’m not too sure if I’ll be back, to be honest, I’ll wait and see. I’ll decide after the club final. I’m 32, I know you think I’m way younger, but I wish.

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