List of every county footballer with transfer confirmed to America this summer 2 years ago

List of every county footballer with transfer confirmed to America this summer

Deadline day is fast approaching for American GAA clubs.

The divisional championships are only around the corner. All sanctions and player transfers must be confirmed and over the line by July 1.


It's business time.

Who could forget the drama last year? With Mayo losing out to Kildare in 'Newbridge or Nowhere' on June 30, both Conor Loftus and Diarmuid O'Connor were free and out of football for the rest of the summer.

McBride's GAA club in Chicago were first to the party and they had the lads flown over and ready for road by the beginning of July.

This year, the rumours are already rife. Diarmuid Connolly is reported to be on his way to Boston. After their premature elimination, the men of Monaghan are bound to be scratching the surface.


With less than one week left until the paper-day deadline, there's not long left though and GAA clubs all over America and equally, GAA players in Ireland are promptly seeking to set themselves up for the championship.

We take a look at the county players who have their moves to America already signed, sealed and delivered.

One of those players is Tony Brosnan, the Dr Crokes and Kerry star who told us all about the American GAA championships and life with Aidan McAnespie's in Boston recently.

Brosnan gearing up for a summer of football a long way from Kerry

It's 12 noon on the other side of the world. Real football weather. 25 degrees he’s told as he ...


*This county by county list is up to date as of June 25 and contains the transfers so far confirmed.


Shairoze Akram (Galway, Boston)

Cian Hanley (Galway, Boston)


Adam Gallagher (Galway, Boston)

TJ Byrne (McBride's, Chicago)

Colm Moran (Kevin Barry's, Philadelphia)

James Kelly (McBride's, Chicago)

Ross Egan (McBride's, Chicago)



Ethan O'Donnell (St Patrick's, Philadelphia)

Darach O'Connor (Sean Treacy's, San Fran)

Martin O'Reilly (Young Ireland's, Philadelphia)


Sean Moloney (Sean Treacy's San Fran)

Tony Brosnan (Aidan McAnespie's Boston)

The Dr Crokes man told us all about his Boston experience here.

Eanna O'Connor (Sean Treacy's San Fran)


Gary Walsh (Donegal Boston)

Evan Lowry (St Patrick's, Boston)

Shane Bolger (St Patrick's Philadelphia)


Kevin O'Halloran (Connemara Gaels, Boston)

Colm O'Shaughnessy (Connemara Gaels, Boston)

Gavin Whelan (St Patrick's, Philadelphia)


James McKenna (Connemara Gaels)


Niall Toner (Aidan McAnespie's)

Daniel McKinless (Young Ireland's Philadelphia)


Dylan McHugh (McBride's, Chicago)

Ruairi Greene (Sean Treacy's, San Fran)

Michael Farragher (McBride's, Chicago)

Barry McHugh (Wolfe Tones, Chicago)


Brian O'Connell (Young Ireland, St Brendan's Boston)


Cillian O'Shea (Parnell's, Chicago)

Colm Basquel (Wolfe Tones, Chicago)

Stephen Smith (McBride's, Chicago)

Diarmuid Connolly (Donegal Boston)

Shane Carthy (Donegal Boston)


Rian Brady (Young Ireland, St Brendan's Boston)

Darren Gallagher (Young Irelanders, St Brendan's San Fran)

Robbie Smyth (Aidan McAnespie's, Boston)


Lorcan Daly (Young Ireland, St Brendan's Boston)

Cian Connolly (Young Irelanders, St Brendan's San Fran)


Pearse Lillis (Sean Treacy's, San Fran)

Keelan Sexton (Connemara Gaels)


Ray Connellan (Donegal Boston)


Stephen O'Hanlon (Aidan MacAnsepie's, Boston)


Mark Bradley (Donegal Boston)


Stephen McConville (Ulster, San Fran)