Dublin star Brogan may be out for the season

Dublin defender Ger Brennan has hinted today that Dublin forward Alan Brogan may be out for the rest of the season.

Just last month fellow Dublin forward Paul Flynn revealed that the three-time All-Star was back training with the squad, after a disappointing 2012.

A groin injury meant that Brogan only lasted for 17 minutes after being introduced as a substitute during the All-Ireland semi-final loss to Mayo.

"It looks like Alan might be out for the rest of the season," Brennan said.

"He has so much experience and he is a great presence, whether he is on the pitch or hanging around the dressing room.

"He is working hard on his fitness and trying to get back up to match fitness. It has taken a lot longer than I think he envisaged and it will be a while yet before he comes back fully. As I mentioned he his a great influence on the panel."

Brennan was speaking at a media event ahead of the Allianz League Finals this weekend, with Dublin hoping for a first league success since 1993 when they face Tyrone.

Looking ahead to Sunday's game, Dublin are facing the only team who have beaten them in the 2013 Allianz League to date and the St Vincent's clubman knows that a tough task lies ahead.

"The game could go any way," he said.

"They are the only team to successfully beat us in the league this year. We have had to look back at that tape and look at where we need to improve.

"I think we were quite open for large parts of the first half. We left ourselves isolated and gave them the opportunity to create scores and we are going to have to look at ourselves defensively going forward.

"We are playing more open football at the minute which is evident to everyone. Our style of play isn't set in stone and it is kind of progressing with each game and Jim (Gavin) is trying to improve things as we do go forward.

"Upfront we will be looking to convert more chances and defensively we are looking to stop them up a bit better."

Brennan was impressed with Tyrone's semi-final win over Kildare at Croke Park 10 days ago.

"I thought their work-rate was phenomenal and their conversion rate of scores was excellent as well. We would be looking to stop them a bit and curtail some of their scoring opportunities.

"Similarly put our own stamp on the game and try and create a few scoring opportunities for ourselves."

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