Mayo forward Alan Freeman has left the county's senior football panel due to work commitments, as reported by the Mayo News on Tuesday night. The Aghamore attacker's departure from the panel was confirmed by Mayo boss Stephen Rochford, who said:
Due to work commitments, Alan can’t commit right now to being part of the Mayo squad. But I’ve always said that the panel remains open-ended and who knows what might happen in the future.
Freeman - who is employed as an Energy Manager with Veolia, a resource management company that provides water, waste and energy management solutions - works in Dublin, but the Mayo News say that his travels abroad are impacting on his ability to commit to the county cause.
It's a big blow for Mayo. Freeman actually started Mayo's first League match to Monaghan and scored a point before being replaced in the 55th minute by Andy Moran (who then took his spot for the following game against Kerry and performed out of his skin).
Freeman had a particularly fine campaign in 2013 as Mayo reached the All-Ireland final, most notably scoring 1-4 in the semi-final against Tyrone.