Diarmuid Connolly is expected to travel to the US to link up with a Boston GAA club this week, ending speculation he could appear for Dublin's five-in-a-row chasing footballers this summer.

The two-time All-Star forward  wasn't part of the county panel last summer, opting instead to win a local Championship with the Donegal Boston club.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin had consistently left the door open for a return by Connolly, saying in January: "If players want to come back, we'll be delighted to have them".

Connolly, who turns 32 next month, had been in fine form for his club St Vincent's but, according to The Herald, the five-time All-Ireland winner has now made up his mind to travel abroad again.