Spillane joins Sligo

January 18, 2022

St Jude's Pat Spillane. INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Pat Spillane Jnr's transfer from Kerry to Sligo has gone through.

Sligo GAA has confirmed that the 23-year-old son of Kerry legend Pat Snr has switched inter-county allegiances ahead of the start of the Allianz League in just under two weeks' time.

Spillane, who lined out for St Jude's in their Dublin SFC final loss to Kilmacud Crokes before Christmas, qualifies to play for Sligo through his mother, who is a native of the Yeats County.

In a statement issued to the Sligo Champion, Sligo GAA said: “Sligo County Board can confirm that Pat Spillane has joined with the county’s senior football panel following the approval by the Competition Controls Committee of the GAA of his request to field with the county of his mother.

“Spillane (23), who is resident in Dublin where he plays for the St Jude’s club in Templeogue, has begun training with Sligo’s Dublin based players and will participate in preparations for the forthcoming National League campaign which throws in on Sunday week next when Sligo travel to Wexford.”

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