Kingston swaps football for basketball

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The growing trend of intercounty players playing basketball has put a question mark hanging over Donie Kingston’s inter-county future after it emerged that he is taking an indefinite break from the Laois football squad.

The Irish Independent is reporting that the star forward will be at the very least be unavailable for the O’Moore County’s Allianz League Division 4 campaign and could even miss the entire 2018 campaign. The paper is also reporting that the 27-year-old will spent the next few months playing basketball instead.

Newly-appointed Laois manager John Sugrue says the “door will be open” for Kingston to return at any point during the year. Better news for Sugrue is confirmation that veterans Brendan Quigley and Ross Munnelly –  the latter is the last remaining link with the 2003 Leinster SFC winning team – are to continue playing for another year.

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