I've no issue whatsoever with Deegan.
But by turns we have a lad whose mother and father are from Dublin, whose father played in an All Ireland Final for Dublin. Yet we are saying because he wasn't born here and because he was taken to live in Kildare when they moved back he cannot play for Dublin? He has no connection, absolutley none, to Dublin. Really? That's what we're saying?
Under rule it does not pass muster. But I would suggest that based on the ethos of the GAA it doesn't either. The GAA is about three things. Your locality, your club and your family.
Telling someone they have no connection to the place where both their parents were born does not fit in with that ethos in my opinion.