Maughan didn't want to be sitting in front of the TV every evening

October 12, 2018

Offaly manager John Maughan. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

John Maughan says the prospect of spending his evenings watching TV 'frightened' him.

Asked why he has returned to inter-county management with Offaly after a long absence at last night's 2019 championship draws in RTE, the Mayo man replied: “I don’t know, I suppose I had no intention of going back to be quite honest with you. 

“The last number of years I’d been coaching young fellas in Castlebar for five or six years. I was with a junior club (Lahardane) down the road from me for the last two years, my brother’s the chairman down there and I was giving a dig out. There’s just something about it, I have the energy for it.

“I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity and yeah, it tickled my fancy right now and family-wise, my kids are kind of scattered and yeah, just a fear of sitting in front of the TV every evening. It frightened me!”

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