Keegan eases Mayo retirement fears

November 22, 2022

Westport's Lee Keegan. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Contrary to recent reports, Lee Keegan hasn’t made a decision on his inter-county future.

It was reported in the Connaught Telegraph last weekend that the former Footballer of the Year and two-time Young Footballer of the Year Oisín Mullin won't be part of new manager Kevin McStay's plans next season, with Keegan set to retire and Mullin to try his hand in the AFL.

But while explaining that his priorities in life have changed in recent years, Keegan clarified to former Dublin star Alan Brogan on ‘The Inside Line’ that he has yet to decide on his Mayo future. The 33-year-old is looking forward to taking a break from football over the next few months after helping his club Westport to their first Mayo SFC title recently.

“It’s been a long, long season,” he pointed out.

“It felt probably longer this year more than most because of the break from the Kerry game (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final) to the club, and then we went through the club campaign and that only finished up last week.

“I’ll take a bit of time to digest what’s gone on, review how I am, what’s priorities and what’s not priorities and make a decision.

“I know one thing, I’m going to enjoy the winter and enjoy the downtime from football.”  

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