Update: Alan Brogan denies he has retired from inter-county football
The former Footballer of the Year was clearly devastated at Croke Park yesterday.
As Dublin supporters, and everybody outside Donegal, come to terms with the shock of the GAA season yesterday, Monday morning brings more sad news for the Dubs.
RTE are reporting that Alan Brogan, a two-time All-Ireland winner, a three time All Star and Footballer of the year in 2011, has announced his retirement from the inter-county game this morning.
Brogan, 32, was clearly very upset after yesterday's shock defeat to Donegal and the sight of him in tears, with his son Jamie was probably a sign that he knew he would never grace the Croke Park pitch in blue again.
Brogan played 62 times for Dublin, scoring an impressive 11-127 and he has battled back from serious injuries to remain one of the best of a very talented bunch of forwards at Jim Gavin's disposal.
Brogan was, with brother Bernard and keeper Stephen Cluxton, among the most senior players on the Dublin panel, so his loss will be keenly felt in the panel while every fan of Gaelic football will miss seeing his skills on the pitch.
Our loss is St Oliver Plunkett's gain.
UPDATE: Alan Brogan has just tweeted to say that he has't made any decision yet on his inter-county career.
Not sure where it came from but I have not retired, my family and teammates will be the first to know that.
— Alan Brogan (@alanbrogan13) September 1, 2014