Dublin hurling selector and under-21 boss Johnny McGuirk has told 98FM Sport that the door remains open to the Dubs senior panel for any player that has decided to leave.
The Schutte brothers; Paul and Mark, were the latest to depart and dropped the bombshell just weeks out from the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship opening clash with Galway.
The Cuala pair were fresh from an All-Ireland club title win and are both in their prime, leaving manager Ger Cunningham with another headache.
"Ultimately what we're looking for is 36, 37 lads who want to put on a blue jersey and give all they can to the cause of Dublin hurling", McGuirk told 98FM Sport at the Championship launch.
"For one reason or another if lads don't want to do that, it's their decision. They're young men, they've work commitments, they have injuries, they have one thing or another.
"At the end of the day what we're looking for is total commitment and a lad who's going to go in there, not be just handed number 5, or number 13, or number 11.
"That he's going to go in and work to a system, work within the panel, offer something to the panel, to the team and drive the whole thing up a notch."
McGuirk added that any player wanted to return, they would be welcomed back into the fold.
"At the end of the day, the door is open but ultimately we want players who are going to give one hundred and ten per cent."
Hit play at the top of the article to hear the full interview as McGuirk speaks to Stephen Doyle.