Andy Moran has announced that he is retiring from inter-county football, bringing to an end a 15-year stint with the Mayo senior team.
The 35-year old will end his career as one of the most decorated players in Mayo's history, winning eight Connacht titles, one league title, two All-Stars and one Footballer of the Year gong.
In an exclusive interview with Second Captains, Moran revealed he would not be returning to play for Mayo in 2020.
Mayo’s Andy Moran, 2017 Footballer Of The Year, has announced his retirement from inter-county football. Speaking exclusively on The Player's Chair, one of the iconic faces of the GAA told @RichieSadlier he has called it a day. Coming tomorrow morning to https://t.co/uxcODKouWE pic.twitter.com/2FGX3dT1zm
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 26, 2019
My career is finished as of yesterday to be honest with you. We had a conversation with James yesterday and just let him know that it was finished.
I'm now refocusing. I know my mind is clear now because I can think 'ok what's my next step, what do I want to get into'.
I left the WhatsApp groups last night. I have some great friends and great memories, and to be honest it sounds silly but that was the toughest moment of the lot.
Moran bows out after a heavy defeat at the hands of Dublin in this year's All-Ireland semi-final.
He ends his time with Mayo as one of the most beloved footballers the county has produced, and while he never got his hands on the illustrious All-Ireland title, it does not diminish what he managed to achieve in his decade and a half with the team.