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No Armagh return for McConville

Oisin McConville last night rubbished reports that he was poised to make a sensational return to county football.

McConville, (34) the most prolific player in the history of the Ulster senior football championship stepped down from the county scene after Armagh’s All Ireland quarter- final defeat by Wexford in 2008.

“Nothing has changed since I packed in county football in the summer of 2008,” he said.

“And believe me nothing is going to change. I continue to train with my club Crossmaglen three nights a week.

“I was happy and content when I made up my mind to retire and nothing has changed.

“Even considering a return would be a backward step for both myself and Armagh.

“I’m happy to move on and who knows maybe some day there will be an opportunity do some coaching work with Armagh.”

During an illustrious playing career he amassed one All Ireland senior medal, seven Ulster championship, one National League.

There’s also the small matter of four All Ireland, seven Ulster club and 13 Armagh championship medals.

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