Kevin Dyas

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Kevin Dyas
Personal information
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre Forward
Born (1987-10-26) 26 October 1987 (age 29)
Dromintee, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
2005- Dromintee St Patrick's
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2007, 2010- Armagh
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 2
NFL 1

Kevin Dyas (born 26 October 1987) is a Gaelic footballer from County Armagh and former player with Australian Football League team Collingwood.

Gaelic football[edit]

Dyas was an outstanding underage talent captaining Armagh GAA Minors to an Ulster Title in 2005. He was also instrumental in guiding his school, Abbey CBS to a MacRory Cup and first ever Hogan Cup title in 2006.

Dyas was a senior football panelist with Armagh in 2007 under Joe Kernan making his debut against Derry, and also played half back with Armagh club Dromintee.

Australian Rules Football[edit]

Dyas was scouted and recruited by Collingwood and became the second Irish player to be drafted by Collingwood after fellow Irishman Martin Clarke, but unlike Clarke, the club took a gamble with a more mature player in Dyas. Kevin lived with Collingwood's football operations manager Geoff Walsh and his family.[1]

He played 13 games for Collingwood's reserves in the Victorian Football League and looked likely for a senior call-up after some good form, however a severe rupture of his hamstring ruled him out for the 2008 season. A recurrence of the hamstring injury in the 2009 pre-season ruled Dyas out of selection contention for the majority of his second season. Due to this run of hamstring trouble and homesickness he decided to return home after the 2009 season.

Return[edit]

In 2009, Dyas returned to Ireland and joined back up with Armagh GAA under the guidance of Down man Paddy O'Rourke.[2]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Pies lose second Irish recruit". Collingwoodfc.com.au. Retrieved 17 February 2015.