FORMER Premier League footballer Dean Windass is to try his hand at Gaelic football after signing for Yorkshire GAA club, Hugh O’Neill’s.
The 44-year-old ex-Hull City striker may have never played Gaelic but will be aiming to help the Leeds-based team achieve success this season as he joins on a six month contract.
''I have never played Gaelic football before but hopefully I can pick up the skills soon and hit the onion bag as many times as I have done with previous clubs,'' he said.
Windass was also a regular for Bradford during the club’s stint in the Premier League, and has scored over 200 goals throughout his career in the various divisions of English soccer.
Despite being a GAA novice, he is hoping that his footballing experience will help him in his new found sporting conquest.
He remains a legend with his hometown club Hull City, with his incredible volley against Bristol City in the 2008 Championship play-off that sent them into the Premier League for the first time in the club's history, etched in the memories of Tigers fans.