Politics not for Philly

March 15, 2019

Dublin's Philly McMahon and John Small celebrate with the Sam Maguire Cup after the All-Ireland SFC final victory over Tyrone at Croke Park. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Philly McMahon has revealed he has turned down offers to run for election.

The six-time Dublin All-Ireland winning defender is actively involved in his local community and campaigns on issues like drug abuse, but he insists politics isn't for him.

"It’s definitely not something that I'd be interested in," he told the Irish Daily Mirror at the launch of Coca-Cola’s #YouthEmpowered programme yesterday.

“I’m all about platforms, where can I get the next platform? Sport is a big positive platform for me to help people. I'm not sure politics would be, at this point.  

“I’m using my charity as a platform and I hope that could be something, but yeah, I need to find that next platform.” 

Follow the hoganstand.com match tracker this weekend for live coverage of the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues, as well as the All-Ireland club senior finals at Croke Park.

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