Football comes first for Comer

January 17, 2018

Galway's Damien Comer at the launch of the 2018 Allianz Football Leagues at Dublin Port.
©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

The prospect of trying his luck with the Galway hurlers is something that appeals to football star Damien Comer.

Speaking to The Irish Independent at yesterday's launch of the Allianz Football Leagues, Comer revealed that there had been contact with hurling boss Micheál Donoghue on the subject.

"I maybe would have thought about it this year if we hadn't got Division 1 status. With Division 1 now, it's going to be a hectic schedule," he explained.

"There would have been talk of joining the (hurling) panel the last two years.

"I've talked to him (Donoghue) a bit. It's just that I'd have a lot of work to do. Hurling wouldn't come as naturally to me as other lads who have been playing it all their life.

"I played underage and that but it would have been a bit different, I'd have had to be in the handball alley a lot more, working on skills and that.

"Look, it's something that's possibly there in future years. If the opportunity arose again then who knows, I might try it."

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