Five-in-a-row not in Fenton's thoughts

October 12, 2018

Dublin's Brian Fenton earned an All Star at midfield in 2018. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Footballer of the Year nominee Brian Fenton says he hasn't given much thought to Dublin's bid for an historic five-in-a-row of All-Irelands next year.

The brilliant midfielder, who has yet to taste defeat in 28 championship appearances, is looking forward to have some downtime after another long and successful season with the Dubs.

"I know certainly Dubs fans, we've all had it mentioned to us already. But for me, in terms of football, it's about trying to have a rest, first and foremost. Then finish up a few games with my club, Raheny," he told The Herald at yesterday's launch of Dublin's new jersey.

"The training schedule wouldn't be as intense compared to our time with Dublin. Have a bit of a rest, hopefully avoid relegation in Division 2 with Raheny and try have myself in a good position going into next year.

"It's very important to enjoy the downtime; it's very important for all sorts of aspects of your life, mental health and the whole thing, so it's nice to get the break. And then put myself in as strong a position as possible to wear the jersey again next year.

"It (the five-in-a-row) hasn't been talked about amongst my own personal friends on the team or the group in general ... we certainly won't be looking past the National Football League."

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