The Kilmacud Crokes man Paul Mannion was speaking on the official GAA website and said that he has no plans of coming back into the Dublin fold. Mannion is only 28 years of age and won six All-Ireland’s with Dublin. But the time commitments to play Senior Inter County is an issue.
“I’ve told the lads that I don’t plan on it now. I’m happy enough just focusing on the club. I have big decisions to make with work and where I’ll be this year, in general,”
“When I spoke to Dessie [Farrell] last year when I was stepping away, he made clear to me then that the door would still be open, and having spoken to lads on the team more recently, they’ve said the same as well. I do appreciate that.
“As I’ve said before, I do take things one year at a time. I’ve been pretty terrible at planning things beyond that timeframe.
“I’ve told them that I do appreciate that, and if a time comes when I would like to go back, and do get that urge again, that would be great. For the time being, I’m happy out with the decision and just focusing on the club, and different plans that I have.”