Paddy Andrews helped carry St. Brigid's to the Dublin club championship in 2011, but unlike many others who played in that county final, he did not win an All-Ireland medal in 2011.
He had a tough conversation with Pat Gilroy ahead of the 2011 championship.
Pat Gilroy had sensed it with me and kind of just said 'If you're not going to put your shoulder to the wheel, then you're not much use to yourself. Your talent isn't in question, but you're not working as hard and you're not offering as much to the team as you should' and I went away and Dublin won the All-Ireland in 2011.
As far as Andrews was concerned, Gilroy was 'fully right in his decision' and was a 'brilliant, brilliant manager'. But for Andrews, it was 'a light switch' moment.
This is what I want to do. You either wanna play with Dublin and be part of that success, or do you just wanna give it up and go, 'all-right, grand, you know what, F-you, doesn't really matter', pretend to yourself and go off and drink pints with the boys and have craic for the next ten years and be that guy on the barstool...
In this week's episode of the Hard Shoulder, Andrews talked about
Listen to this very insightful chat below: