One of Gaelic football's most iconic inter-county careers looks to be over: Cora Staunton last night confirmed on the Late Late Show that she cannot envisage ever again wearing the Mayo jersey.
Speaking to Ryan Tubridy to promote her new autobiography Game Changer, Staunton confirmed that she does not forsee a return to her county colours after a remarkable career spanning almost a quarter of a century.
I can't see myself playing for Mayo again. I'm blessed, I've played with Mayo for 24 years. There are not many that can say they've played with their county for that long.
There is [more in me] but I've the club, Carnacon.
I probably said before I had made the decision to go back this year that this was probably going to be my last year, in any event.
"I can't see myself playing for Mayo again" - Cora Staunton. pic.twitter.com/ryqsG4CG7w
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) October 19, 2018
Once she wraps up the year with Carnacon, Staunton confirmed that she is returning to Australia for a second stint with the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Staunton made her Mayo debut at the age of 13 (!) and has gone on to win four All-Ireland titles and 11 All-Stars.