The star-studded dream team of footballers out in America for the summer 10 months ago

The star-studded dream team of footballers out in America for the summer

It's going to be one hell of a summer of football in the states.

Boston, Chicago, San Fran and even Philadelphia. Big names have left Ireland behind them and they've headed to the land of the free. Football, a summer holiday and plenty of sun. What more do you want?

With the July 1 transfer deadline passed, all the papers have been signed and the American GAA championships are about to take off.

Players who's counties are knocked out, players who were dropped off their county panels or even players who just dropped themselves. There are lads who just wanted to get a taste life on the other side, there are lads who are making a home away from home.

Whatever way you made it, there are some quality Irish Gaelic footballers out in America this summer and once they join up with the home based players we're guaranteed fireworks and highlights all over.

This championship will be as competitive as its ever been before.

Diarmuid Connolly was the star of the show with Donegal Boston last year and though his journey hit a snag this year, that club in particular have more than compensated with some star names such as Barry John Keane and Mark Bradley added to their ranks.

Here's our Dream Team of all the players who made it over this year, with 16 subs to boot for good measure.

We're hoping to keep you posted on how the championship pans out over the course of the summer.