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11th May 2024

Carolina Panthers make decision on Rory Beggan future

Callum Boyle

Rory Beggan

The Monaghan goalkeeper has been on trial

NFL franchise Carolina Panthers have made their decision on Rory Beggan.

The Monaghan goalkeeper has been on trial with the Panthers after participating in the NFL’s International Player Pathway earlier this year.

Beggan impressed with his kicking abilities and he balanced his tryouts with playing for Monaghan in their Ulster championship loss to Cavan.

He then returned to America but unfortunately wasn’t successful, as revealed by RTÉ, however he may be invited to come and try out for other teams.

The interest in Beggan is no surprise across the league. He was impressive not only in his Combine performance in Indianapolis, but during his NFL Pro Day, he went 10 from 10, on Wednesday, in a kicking challenge in front of scouts from 31 NFL teams.

As well as Beggan, there are plenty of other GAA stars who have tried their hand in the tryouts.

Wicklow goalkeeper Mark Jackson is currently trying out with the Pittsburgh Steelers while Down’s Charlie Smyth and Derry’s Jude McAtamney have been more fortunate, signing deals with the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants.

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