Derry will be without Cailean O’Boyle for their All-Ireland senior football qualifiers after the Lavey forward decision to spend the summer in America.
O’Boyle, a regular in manager Brian McIver’s side, jetted out to the US yesterday ensuring he will play not part in Derry’s quest for All-Ireland glory this year.
O’Boyle has played nine times for Derry this year.
He was included in McIver’s starting line-up in Oakleafers’ Ulster Championship quarter-final defeat to Donegal in Celtic Park on Sunday week last but was replaced in the 44th minute.
His departure is an even bigger blow for Lavey, who captained in both football and hurling last year.
O’Boyle took to social media to reveal his decision to go to America was a difficult one.
Before boarding his flight, he tweeted: “On (en) route to USA, wasn’t an easy decision leaving but looking forward to starting a new chapter, everyone have a nice summer.”