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I could walk away, admits Tyrone star Jordan

By John Campbell

Tyrone star Philip Jordan believes more than half a dozen players — including himself — will consider retirement on the back of the crushing defeat by Dublin.

“A right few of us have a few decisions to make, but we'll sit down over the winter. We're going to have along break now, county football is not back until January,” said Jordan.

“We'll take our time, get the club season finished, and we'll all review our situation. But I'm sure there's going to be a few changes.”

Jordan briefly quit the squad earlier this year, before being |persuaded to return by boss Mickey Harte.

Now he has admitted he will be re-visiting thoughts of retirement.

“I won't be on my own visiting those. There'll maybe be six or seven of us, but we'll take our time over that.

“There's no point in rushing into decisions like that. We'll see where it takes us in January.”

The Moy man conceded that Dublin struck devastating form at Croke Park on Saturday evening, but insisted that the Tyrone players must feel disappointed with their own performances.

“They looked as if they could do no wrong, but we would be disappointed with our own performance. We didn't put enough pressure on them all around the field, and I suppose that's the biggest disappointment.”

l PADDY O'Rourke looks set to extend his time in charge of the Armagh football team by another year, it has emerged.

An executive meeting of the Armagh County Board was expected to approve a further 12 months for the former Down All-Ireland winning captain.

That approval will have to be rubber-stamped by a full county board meeting which will not convene until September.

There had been speculation O'Rourke would face the axe.

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