Oisin McConville has said that now may be the right time to retire from gaelic football, following Saturday’s All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final defeat at the hands of St Brigid’s.
The Crossmaglen and Armagh legend will take a few weeks off and decide on his future, after discussing the situation with family and friends.
“I don’t really know whether I’m going to come back or not. I have a lot of thinking to do. It’s not just my decision any more. I have family at home and I’ve given a lot of years to it,” he told The Irish Independent.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it and when I do go there’s plenty of young fellas there to come along. For me, that’s the heartening thing; there’s another generation coming.”
McConville has to be substituted after just twenty two minutes against St Brigids, and his absence through injury certainly didn’t help his young side. Following the one-point defeat to their Roscommon opponents, McConville added: “Even though we’re a very successful club, we’ve been beaten down the years plenty and we’ve had to recover from it.
“It seems like the end of an era and all that, but we’ve been here before, it’s not the end of anything. This club will always go on.”