Like a number of you have said already, it’s uplifting news to hear the Andy Moran has confirmed he’ll be back in action for the county once again next year. The Ballaghaderreen man was at a media event today, where he picked up his Footballer of the Month for August award, and it was then that he confirmed the news about his availability for 2018 – report here.
Andy turns 34 this November but, like a good wine, he gets better with age. This was was, without question, his finest year as an inter-county footballer and there’s a good chance he’ll end it in possession of a second All-Star award and as Footballer of the Year.
What Andy really wants – as we all do – is, though, to win the All-Ireland. His decision to commit for another year is both a vote of confidence in the team and an important boost for them in their hopes for delivering on this long-running quest.
In that interview, by the way, Andy also reveals that the reason he came off when he did against Dublin was due to an injury he’d picked, which has since been confirmed as a hamstring tear. It’s an injury that’s also set to sideline him until the New Year so he won’t be taking the field in the upcoming club championship matches.
Never mind, though – I’m sure he’ll be back in time to face the Rossies once more in the FBD next January. Star man.