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"If The Wife Gives Me The Green Light, I Can Do Whatever I Want" - Andy Moran Commits To Mayo

"If The Wife Gives Me The Green Light, I Can Do Whatever I Want" - Andy Moran Commits To Mayo
By Gavin Cooney

The weekly panel on Off The Ball was an All-Star special, featuring Clare's Gary Brennan, Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly and Mayo's Andy Moran. Aside from Brennan - who has some major club commitments this weekend - Donnelly and Moran managed to drag themselves into studio, having graced Coppers with their presence last night/this morning.

All three confirmed that they voted for Lee Keegan as their Player of the Year, despite the online protestations of Dublin fans claiming that a number of their All-Ireland winners were harshly treated in not being given the prize.

Conversation meandered onto a number of topics, but ended with a look to the future. Host Dave Mcintyre quizzed Moran on his Mayo future, and he confirmed that, should Stephen Rochford welcome him back, he will go to the well for another year. He said that, given his relatively stable life, it is easy for him to commit to another year of inter-county football.

I live at home, my business is in Castlebar. The stage of my life, it's much easier for me to make the decision. So if the wife gives me the green light, I can do whatever I want.

Basically, that makes the decision for me. The challenging group in the GAA are the guys between 25 and 28, who want to make a career choice, who might want to travel, or might want to move to Dublin, which makes it more difficult to play for Mayo.

Little things like that.  If the manager wants us older fellas back, I haven't talked to them, but I'm sure we'd be coming back, if he wants us back.

Moran has represented Mayo more often than anybody else: he has made a remarkable 141 appearances for the Red and Green, surpassing James Nallen's record seven months ago.

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McIntyre also mentioned to Moran that he read very few tweets celebrating the Chicago Cubs ending their World Series drought that didn't also mention Mayo's All-Ireland famine, which Moran didn't disagree with. He did say, however, that as hard as it has been missing out on the last few All-Ireland titles, it is good to be properly competitive at the top end of the sport, comparing this year's heartbreak favourably with the heavy defeat incurred against Kerry in 2006.

See Also: The Last Football All Star Winner From Every County In Ireland

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