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Dyas set to take up AFL challenge

By John Campbell

Published 28/08/2007

Armagh are still awaiting the appointment of a new football team boss - and now they could find themselves stripped of one of their brightest stars.

Dromintee player Kevin Dyas has jetted out for Australia where he will pend a month training with AFL side Collingwood, the same club with which former Down Minor ace Martin Clarke is carving out a successful career.

The talented Dyas has blossomed for Armagh at Minor and Under 21 level and has been on the fringe of the senior county squad.

Only recently top GAA officials expressed concern at the mumber of young players who are currently coming under the microscope of AFL scouts.

Now Dyas could be the latest recruit to move Down Under for a protracted period depending upon how he fares in trial games.

Dromintee made their exit from the Armagh senior football championship at the week-end when they were beaten by Crossmaglen Rangers 0-10 to 0-2 in a replay.

And that has paved the way for Dyas to embark on what he hopes to be an exciting chapter in his burgeoning career.

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