Report: Former Arsenal and Tottenham star David Bentley to make Gaelic football debut tonight

The England international retired from football at the age of 29.

In June former Tottenham and Arsenal winger David Bentley announced his retirement from football at the tender age of just 29. He professed he has falling out of love with the game and become disillusioned with the 'robotic' nature of modern football, as he told The Mirror.

The former England international has since gone on to open up several businesses, including a popular restaurant in Spain and certainly seems to be keeping himself occupied in his spare time.

But he will now be getting to grips with a new sport, as it has been revealed that Bentley will be trying his hand at Gaelic football.

The 30-year-old, who also played for Blackburn Rovers and FC Rostov in his professional career, will be taking up the sport as part of a television documentary in Ireland, according to the Irish Mirror.

The former Arsenal and Tottenham man is taking the place of Andy Kernan, who will be training with Sunderland for the same TV show in a documentary called 'The Toughest Trade' for TV3.

The Irish Mirror even report that he will play for the Crossmaglen Rangers against local rivals Silverbridge this evening.

Gaelic football is certainly a far cry from the professional world of Premier League football that Bentley was so quick to turn his back on. Most hold down other jobs on top of their football commitments so Bentley was perhaps the perfect man for the programme, considering his attitude toward the game.

So it will be interesting to see if he can use his natural talent to give a decent account of himself in this new sport that, let's be honest, we never saw Bentley going on to play.

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