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Andy Moran

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Confirmed today he is coming back. We may fall short again next year but we might not be far away if they can manage his game time right and give him the spring off. Also confirmed he tore his hamstring 15 minutes before he came off. So all the clowns on here and in the media who were giving Rochford grief for taking him off can wind their neck in. I still laugh at the people who didn't realise he was injured.

Andy is a legend and looking forward to seeing him back next year.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - 26/09/2017 19:31:49    2050772

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Confirmed today he is coming back. We may fall short again next year but we might not be far away if they can manage his game time right and give him the spring off. Also confirmed he tore his hamstring 15 minutes before he came off. So all the clowns on here and in the media who were giving Rochford grief for taking him off can wind their neck in. I still laugh at the people who didn't realise he was injured.

Andy is a legend and looking forward to seeing him back next year."
Agreed! Great player and will definitely be a huge asset to Mayo next year even if he's used in an impact sub role!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 19:42:55    2050775

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Confirmed today he is coming back. We may fall short again next year but we might not be far away if they can manage his game time right and give him the spring off. Also confirmed he tore his hamstring 15 minutes before he came off. So all the clowns on here and in the media who were giving Rochford grief for taking him off can wind their neck in. I still laugh at the people who didn't realise he was injured.

Andy is a legend and looking forward to seeing him back next year."
He played 15 mins with a torn hamstring. Now that's impressive. I've seen lads not be able to continue with a strain, but I can't recall ever seeing a player with a torn hamstring stay on when subs are available. I don't even remember him limping.

Marse (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 19:54:16    2050778

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Replying To Marse:  "He played 15 mins with a torn hamstring. Now that's impressive. I've seen lads not be able to continue with a strain, but I can't recall ever seeing a player with a torn hamstring stay on when subs are available. I don't even remember him limping."
He was limping and not running as much as he was, as in multiple runs to get away from marker. Had signalled initially that he was injured and then again before he went off. He said he never had a hamstring tear so didn't really realise that is was that bad. He just knew something was wrong and the time was right to take him off.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - 26/09/2017 20:07:29    2050783

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Andy's enthusiasm for the game and Mayo is infectious. He never gives up and I spoke to him out in Citywest after the final....you come away after speaking to him in better form...even in what was a difficult evening it appeared to be him cheering up everyone. That's the type of person he is.

yew_tree (Mayo) - 26/09/2017 20:07:31    2050784

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Too good a player still and Mayo will be there or thereabouts again next year to call it a day yet.
He won't get too many more chances but Mayo will be glad he's hanging on.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 20:11:58    2050787

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I would of been more shocked if he retired, of course he's staying on he's unfinished business with Mayo and Sam. Great player I thought it was a mistake starting him this year little do I know he was brilliant all summer long. I'd say maybe Dillon is the only player that will walk away but maybe the thought of mayo winning Sam next year without him there is too much to walk away from.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 20:23:13    2050793

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A great player and he had an excellent year. however there is no guarnatee that mayo will be back in a final next year. best placed in Connacht but they did make hard work of getting rhwre this year. Maybe they will go through the front door next year.

moros (Roscommon) - 26/09/2017 20:25:16    2050795

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I'm delighted. There's no reason he can't continue his good form. 34 at the end of the year, it's not terribly old by any means. Andy never had lightning pace it was his brain put him a step ahead of the rest so he'll be fine.

I hope Mayo go the direct route next summer and win Connaught. They make life difficult for themselves compared to Dublin and Kerry.

Laois76 (Laois) - 26/09/2017 20:39:00    2050798

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Replying To Laois76:  "I'm delighted. There's no reason he can't continue his good form. 34 at the end of the year, it's not terribly old by any means. Andy never had lightning pace it was his brain put him a step ahead of the rest so he'll be fine.

I hope Mayo go the direct route next summer and win Connaught. They make life difficult for themselves compared to Dublin and Kerry."
Mayo shouldn't be far away next year but it is hard to keep getting back in to Finals after losing so many.It does look on the face of it like Dublin and Mayo again next year but another team may come out of the pack.Mayo are the best team in Connacht by a distance but they've lost the last 2 Connacht championships probably because they trained to peak in August /September rather than earlier in the Summer.

endgame (Roscommon) - 26/09/2017 21:00:18    2050804

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Great news for Mayo, I am delighted to hear that he will be available again for Mayo next year.
A great footballer who set the championship alight this year. Go n-eirí leis.

fainleog (Limerick) - 26/09/2017 21:00:19    2050805

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Andy's enthusiasm for the game and Mayo is infectious. He never gives up and I spoke to him out in Citywest after the final....you come away after speaking to him in better form...even in what was a difficult evening it appeared to be him cheering up everyone. That's the type of person he is."
He's a smashing footballer and comes across as a nice fella. I enjoyed watching him against Kerry, and admired rather than enjoyed his play against Dublin. He tried to stick to the Hill one year by putting his hands up to his ears after a score which I thought was out of character for him but we'll forgive him as the Hill had the last laugh that day. Good to see him sticking with it for another year. I hope our own legend, Bernard, does the same.

Joxer (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 21:06:38    2050810

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "He was limping and not running as much as he was, as in multiple runs to get away from marker. Had signalled initially that he was injured and then again before he went off. He said he never had a hamstring tear so didn't really realise that is was that bad. He just knew something was wrong and the time was right to take him off."
Makes his performance all the more impressive. He played on the goal while injured.

Marse (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 21:07:34    2050813

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I'm happy to hear Andy Moran is coming back for more. Easily footballer of the year in my humble opinion. Connacht has supplied both Footballer of the Year in Moran and Hurler of the Year in Joe Canning. I couldn't be prouder.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 26/09/2017 21:14:01    2050815

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He is one of my favourite all time players and I will be glad to see him continue next year. He had an amazing last 3 games to the championship this year.

Donegalman (None) - 26/09/2017 21:20:55    2050817

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Great news, he has just had his best year for me, sure why should he.

I often read posters on here wanting young players blooded or are quick to write of players who are 30 or over. This year arguably the most important players for the last four were:

Mayo: Moran (33)
Dublin: Cluxton (35)
Tyrone: S. Kavanagh (34)
Kerry: Donaghy (34)

Fair play to these lads for the longevity of their careers and the continued impact they make, maybe the new norm with advances in sports science is players playing longer. You have to admire the continued sacrifices.

TheUsername (Dublin) - 26/09/2017 21:25:15    2050823

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The man is simply pivotal to our attack and I wouldn't be surprised to see him as manager of Mayo in future. He's an inspiration.

Gleebo (Mayo) - 26/09/2017 21:36:07    2050829

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Andy is well worth his place, COC and Jason D are so so

maroondiesel (Mayo) - 26/09/2017 21:43:58    2050832

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Great news, he has just had his best year for me, sure why should he.

I often read posters on here wanting young players blooded or are quick to write of players who are 30 or over. This year arguably the most important players for the last four were:

Mayo: Moran (33)
Dublin: Cluxton (35)
Tyrone: S. Kavanagh (34)
Kerry: Donaghy (34)

Fair play to these lads for the longevity of their careers and the continued impact they make, maybe the new norm with advances in sports science is players playing longer. You have to admire the continued sacrifices."
Not sure Sean Cavanagh did a lot but you're right about the other three.

endgame (Roscommon) - 26/09/2017 21:46:29    2050834

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He's a player I'd love to see win a Celtic cross after all the years he's battled for one, seems a nice fella too, Jim Gavin could pick up a few tips from him on how to speak to the media.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - 26/09/2017 22:51:11    2050852

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