Episode 1938: Mayo’s Tom Parsons Chats To Eoin & Andy Moran About Retiring, Returning From A ‘Car Crash Injury’ And Replacing The Emotion Of Sport
It’s been a long week of goodbyes for Mayo fans as player after player announced that they were hanging up their boots, starting with Donie Vaughan and David Clarke, before Tom Parsons and Seamie O’Shea followed suit.
Time to go, Humbled, Honoured & Privileged, Thank You ? ? https://t.co/DE0BL7oGkx pic.twitter.com/IaMQrbBHD8
— Tom Parsons (@TomParsons_8) January 5, 2021
Tom joins us today to talk about his decision alongside his former teammate and the man who announced his own retirement in a chat last year with Richie, Andy Moran.
Tom talks about learning to find value in himself outside of being an intercounty player after being dropped from the Mayo panel during James Horan’s first tenure, whether he felt he was the same player after coming back from the catastrophic ‘car crash injury’ he suffered in the Connacht championship in 2018 and the incredible kindness he’s experienced in the last week.
Plus there’s wall to wall Donies, living without the unique emotion of sport and tanking revisited.
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Mayo’s Andy Moran, 2017 Footballer Of The Year, has announced his retirement from inter-county football. Speaking exclusively on The Player's Chair, one of the iconic faces of the GAA told @RichieSadlier he has called it a day. Coming tomorrow morning to https://t.co/uxcODKouWE pic.twitter.com/2FGX3dT1zm
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