Dublin wing-back Jack McCaffrey will not be part of the county's six-in-a-row tilt after withdrawing from the panel for the 2020 campaign.

McCaffrey was a leading figure for the Dubs in the Jim Gavin era, winning five All-Ireland titles across six championship summers but RTÉ Sport understands that he will not be available to new manager Dessie Farrell for the upcoming winter inter-county season. 

The Clontarf player has opted out of inter-county football before, choosing to go travelling during 2016 and missing out on the second leg of Dublin's five in a row. 

His absence in 2020 is a major blow to the new Dublin boss in his first season in charge.

In a glittering era for the game in the capital, McCaffrey is perhaps the most decorated of all Dublin footballers of modern times, winning the Young Footballer-of-the-Year award in his debut season in 2013, the Footballer-of-the-Year award in 2015 and All-Stars in '15, '17, '18 and '19. 

He has been named Man of the Match in the last two All-Ireland football finals, earning the nod for his performance against Tyrone in the 2018 decider and the drawn final against Kerry last September when he scored 1-03. 

McCaffrey, who recently qualified as a doctor in St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny, barely featured in the aborted 2020 league campaign, making a brief cameo appearance as a substitute in the defeat to Tyrone in Omagh on 29 February but coming off injured in the same game.