Dublin GAA confirm Mannion to take break from inter-county football

January 22, 2021

Dublin's Paul Mannion with Brian Howard. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Dublin GAA have confirmed that three-time All-Star forward Paul Mannion is taking a break from inter-county football.

There had been multiple reports suggesting that the 27-year-old would not be involved in the All-Ireland champions' plans in 2021, with the county board today confirming he was departing Dessie Farrell's squad "for now".

"Dublin GAA would like to confirm that Paul Mannion is stepping away from the Dublin Senior Football panel for now," Dublin GAA said a in a brief statement.

"We would like to thank Paul for all the time and commitment he gave to Dublin GAA at all grades and we wish him well as he concentrates on developing his career outside of inter-county football."

The Kilmacud Crokes clubman featured in a substitute's role during Dublin's march to a six-in-a-row of All-Ireland SFC titles last month.

Mannion missed the 2015 success having previously taken a year out to concentrate on his studies abroad but made his way back into the team for the 2016 All-Ireland final replay win over Mayo. 

His departure follows that of team mates Michael Darragh MacAuley and Paddy Andrews who both retired in recent days.


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