Andy’s the man

Andy and Cup

As well announcing the team for Sunday, the County Board yesterday confirmed that Andy Moran will once again captain the senior county side in 2014. Vice-captains for the year will be two-times All-Star Lee Keegan and two-times YPOY Cillian O’Connor.

It’s no surprise, of course, that Andy has, for the third year in a row, been named as team captain. Always a leader on the pitch – it was at a challenge match out in Portmarnock a few years back where, with all the on-field shouts so clearly audible, I first realised what a vocal presence he is during matches – Andy’s position as the main man within this group was cemented following his gut-wrenching cruciate injury in the 2012 All-Ireland quarter-final and way he subsequently continued to drive his teammates on from the sideline. Back as captain last year, there was simply no way that he wouldn’t skipper the team once more in 2014.

Best of luck to Andy and his two trusty lieutenants as the push for honours starts anew once more on Sunday.

6 thoughts on “Andy’s the man

  1. A real gent, took time out while he was shopping in Tesco to spend time with my 8 yr old son, nice guy ,great player and leader

  2. true that, a gent. i hope the youngsters of Mayo follow his lead and work as hard at being their best.

  3. Yeah, he is a great man to have as captain alright, best of luck to him and his team too for the season ahead! I heard Ciaran McDonald talking about him in an interview, that he gave a few years ago. He was saying that when he played in a deep role for Mayo, every time he got the ball and looked up, the first man that made himself available to receive the ball was Andy Moran. He was always making runs into space and would have his hand up demanding the ball. A player never afraid to take responsibility on the field of play. It would be great to see him get back to his best this year….

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