Fenton: Dubs did not collectively snub International Rules

November 07, 2017

Brian Fenton says there was no directive given to Dublin's footballers not to get involved in this year's International Rules series.

Members of Dublin's All-Ireland winning team will be conspicuous in their absence as Ireland lock horns with Australia over the next two weekends but Fenton insists it was a series of individual circumstances rather than a blanket ban that led to no Dubs heading Down Under:

"It may have looked as if it was a decision taken by the Dublin players not to get involved but that is not true," the Raheny clubman told The Irish News.

"I recently took up a new job and I felt that I couldn't take three weeks off work. It was a great honour to be asked to represent Ireland but I just couldn't respond this time. I hope I get the offer again.

"Some of the other players have championship matches - some hurling and some football. I also have a league promotion match this weekend with my club."

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