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Conor Mckenna

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0908/1163844-mckenna-bids-farewell-to-afl-and-set-to-return-home/

As a Tyrone man, we could do with him now that McShane is out injured, but I won't be holding my breath. Young people would be better advised to actually do what they intend to do, quietly, and talk about it afterwards as necessary; instead of telling us about what they're going to do and then putting pressure on themselves if, as is often the case, the decision was only a "decision in progress".

I lived abroad for years and moved back home. What I didn't realise is that you will mentally need to re-adjust to living back home. When you return home after a few years away, it's normal to miss the country you've just left and to think that your longed-for return was actually a big mistake. It takes you a few weeks to settle in. Any decision you make during that initial period is likely to be knee-jerk / wrong.

Provided he does move, and provided he stays, good news for us, anyway; good footballer. Though it'll be interesting to see how much his Gaelic skills have deteriorated. The few AFL returnees I've seen always were in great nick but skills-wise a bit rough round the edges for a few months.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 733 - 08/09/2020 08:35:42    2291081

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Replying To essmac:  "https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0908/1163844-mckenna-bids-farewell-to-afl-and-set-to-return-home/

As a Tyrone man, we could do with him now that McShane is out injured, but I won't be holding my breath. Young people would be better advised to actually do what they intend to do, quietly, and talk about it afterwards as necessary; instead of telling us about what they're going to do and then putting pressure on themselves if, as is often the case, the decision was only a "decision in progress".

I lived abroad for years and moved back home. What I didn't realise is that you will mentally need to re-adjust to living back home. When you return home after a few years away, it's normal to miss the country you've just left and to think that your longed-for return was actually a big mistake. It takes you a few weeks to settle in. Any decision you make during that initial period is likely to be knee-jerk / wrong.

Provided he does move, and provided he stays, good news for us, anyway; good footballer. Though it'll be interesting to see how much his Gaelic skills have deteriorated. The few AFL returnees I've seen always were in great nick but skills-wise a bit rough round the edges for a few months."
Fair play to Conor he gave it a good go and best of luck to him.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11162 - 08/09/2020 10:17:14    2291090

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I hope Mickey can get him a job now.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 924 - 08/09/2020 19:23:53    2291188

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Bad news for us and good news for Tyrone fans, suppose it will take him a while to adjust to life at home again.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 864 - 08/09/2020 21:24:12    2291209

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great addition for Eglish and Tyrone. On the work front CT will have already one sorted, like young McShane did.

Blitzkrig (Fermanagh) - Posts: 8 - 09/09/2020 16:54:08    2291327

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Great to see conor back i remember him playing minor against roscommon in croke park brilliant athlete.

Coming back at a great age and even if he doesnt play a huge role this year he will be some addition to Tyrone over the next few years

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 574 - 10/09/2020 09:43:54    2291381

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He was excellent as a Minor. I see Tyrone plan to bring him straight into County panel. It will likely take him a while, more to looking into 2021. Wether Mickey Harte would be the man to get the best out of him.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2067 - 10/09/2020 09:59:09    2291386

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Great news. I'd be keen to see him involved this year but I think it's clear we won't see the best of him until next year.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 219 - 10/09/2020 14:38:18    2291425

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We really need a serious team from Ulster that are capable of challenging for an AI asap. Tyrone the most likely to achieve that so hopefully this news will mean progress for a side that looks like its stagnating a bit. Dublin and Kerry are on a different level at present which is never great for the general interest levels.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1917 - 10/09/2020 17:42:31    2291450

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