Statement: Andy Moran announces his Retirement
August 27, 2019
Mayo All-Star forward Andy Moran has today confirmed his retirement from Inter-County football.
Andy has played in a Mayo jersey for 20 years having made minor debut in 2000. He made his Senior league debut against Down in 2003 and championship debut the following year against New York. He went on to make 84 championship appearances. In total he made 183 appearances(99 League, 84 Championship) scoring 20-209 for Mayo and captained the Senior team to provincial glory in 2012, 2013 & 2014. The winner of a National Football league medal in 2019 he also won 8 Connacht Senior medals including five in a row from 2011-2015. Andy was named Footballer of the Year in 2017 and is a two times All-Star(2011 & 2017). He played in six All Ireland Senior Finals.
Statement by Mike Connolly, Cathaoirleach Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo
Andy Moran hangs up his Mayo jersey after 20 years of magnificent service to the county & the first thing we must do is thank him for his service. He was an outstanding forward as typified by his two All-Stars, 8 Connacht medals and numerous other accolades he won along the way. To play for your county 183 times is an unbelievable achievement. The commitment he has shown to the green & red can never be questioned and he is a shining example to all underage players out there of where hard work and dedication gets you.
On behalf of everyone involved in Mayo GAA I want to thank him for the loyalty and commitment he has given to Mayo football and beyond I wish Andy & his family all the very best in the coming years.
Statement by James Horan, Mayo Senior Team Manager
Andy’s retirement today brings an end to an amazing inter-county playing career. Andy was a brilliant player and fantastic person that did everything humanly possible to be the best he could be.
Andy’s versatility on the field was special and he adapted his game as his career progressed, getting better and better, a testament to his continuous improvement mindset. A real role model for people on & off the pitch I want to thank him for his service & wish him all the best for the future.
Andy Moran Honours
8 Senior Connacht Championships(04,06,09,11,12,13,14,15)
1 NFL Title
1 Footballer of the Year 2017
2 GAA All-Stars 2011 & 2017
2 U-21 Connacht Championships(2003 & 2004)
2 Minor Connacht Championships(2000 & 2001)
3 Sigerson Cup(2004, 2005 & 2008)