Cassidy favours Johnston transfer

Axed former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy, has revealed if he was younger he would consider transferring to another county.

Axed former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy, has revealed if he was younger he would consider transferring to another county.

BY TOM COMACK

Speaking on the ongoing transfer saga of Cavan player Seanie Johnston from Cavan to Kildare, two time All-Star Cassidy told Marty Morrissey on the RTE ‘Championship Matters’ programme on Thursday night that he was sympathetic to Johnston’s plight.

And he went on to say if he was younger he himself would consider switching to another county. “I would be sympathetic towards him on the basis that he is one of Cavan’s top players and he was told he wasn’t wanted by the previous manager and now the current manager,” Cassidy said.

When asked whether he considered a transfer after being dropped by Jim McGuinness at the end of last year he said: “If I was younger I’d definitely have to consider it. I’m 30 now and it would be different for me to up sticks and move to some other county and settle in.

“But Seanie is a lot younger. He has a lot more to offer in the years down the line. Obviously I love playing for my county and my club but if you want to continue to play at that level you have to go elsewhere.”

Also on the programme when asked about his own situation he said that while he would love to he did not expect to play for Donegal again.

“Of course I would like to play for Donegal again. But the issue is myself and Jim McGuinness. Jim made his decision and Jim is there for five years and that takes me up to 34. It’s out of the question,” said Cassidy.