Former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy is the highest profile Donegal player to depart these shore for the US and a summer of football in Chicago.
The double All-Star Cassidy is due to depart next week for the windy city on a GAA sanction to play with the John McBride’s club, in Chicago.
The sanction was cleared earlier this week and while he is not due to depart until late next week, it rules him out of Saturday night’s senior championship game meeting of Gaoth Dobhair and Termon in Magheragallon.
He is among nine club players that had their sanction approved for July with a number of players from county champions St. Eunan’s already having departed for St Patricks, Philadelphia.
The Democrat has also learned that a number of St. Michael’s players are also awaiting clearance to go to the States for the summer. The players in question are Michael McGinley, Antoin McFadden and Andrew Kelly.
Other high profile club players spending the summer in the US are Cory Gallagher, Dungloe; St. Eunan’s pair Conor Gibbons and Caolan Ward.
A sanction is a temporary transfer for a minimum term of 60 days and once he returns home after the 60 days are up he is free to play with his home club.