"I'll see where I am come January" - Tyrrell on Dublin future

August 27, 2023

Dublin's Hannah Tyrrell celebrates after the game with her daughter, 7 week-old Aoife and the Brendan Martin Cup in hand ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Dublin star Hannah Tyrrell says she’ll make a decision early next year on whether or not to give it another season with the capital women.

Tyrrell scored eight first-half points as Mick Bohan’s side defeated Kerry to capture their county’s sixth All-Ireland ladies senior football crown a fortnight ago.

The 33-year-old recently won the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award and, speaking to RTE Sport, she was asked whether or not she would be returning for another season with Dublin in 2024.

"It probably is a little bit easier to walk away now with the All-Ireland medal in the back pocket. Another part of me is saying do I have something left to give?

"Can I help this team? Can we win again next year? We'll have the club season and I'll see where I am come January. I have a young family at home and I have to be very mindful of that. I'll see how the body feels. It would be really nice to go again. I don't know what I'd do with myself if I do decide to retire but I'm sure I'll find something if that's the case.

"I'm a player who if I’m in, I’m all in and giving 100%. And if it’s any less than that, I’ll step away because it’s unfair to my teammates. I genuinely haven’t decided that. I’m going to try and help my club, Na Fianna, to win a senior club championship which would be very sweet.

"After that, I’m going to try and enjoy a bit of down-time, and go from there. The inter-county season seems a very long way away, but I’m sure it will be creeping up on us in no time. Look, I wish I could go on and play forever, but I have to listen to the body and other commitments I have out there."

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