Step­ping back from front­line ac­tion

Irish Examiner - Sport - - BIG INTERVIEW -

Last year saw a num­ber of play­ers take a break from in­ter-county GAA.

The lists in­cluded — Ciaron O’han­lon, Paul Hughes, James Mor­gan, Oisín O’neill and Jamie Clarke (Ar­magh), Kieran and Shane Ben­nett (Water­ford), Stephen Mcdonnell (Cork), Aaron Cun­ning­ham (Clare), James Breen, Podge Do­ran, Gary Moore and An­drew Kenny (Wex­ford), Gra­ham Guil­foyle (Of­faly) and Ol­lie Lyons and Shane Mcna­mara (Kil­dare).

Al­ready, sev­eral like Kil­dare trio Daniel Flynn, Ben Mc­cor­mack and Eoin Pow­derly (both work com­mit­ments) are set to do the same in 2019.

New man­ager Páraic Fan­ning re­cently con­firmed the med­i­cal stu­dent has de­cided to step away from the panel for next sea­son. out while Diar­muid Murtagh has to sit it out af­ter pick­ing up a nasty eye in­jury against Dublin in the coun­ties’ Su­per 8 game back in Au­gust. Kieran Mcgeeney won’t have the trio due to other com­mit­ments. Ha­gan has cited work com­mit­mentst while John­ston heads for Aus­tralia as part of his med­i­cal stud­ies. Mcgoldrick and Mooney in­tend on trav­el­ling.

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