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'Someone said to me last week, the only time their family meets up is for Mayo games and funerals'
Andy Moran was crowned Footballer of the Year at the age of 34 last week.

MAYO’S ANDY MORAN has lifted the lid on his family life in the wake of his Footballer of the Year award last week.

Moran became the oldest player since Colm O’Rourke to win the top prize, and in a new video with PwC he spoke about how the birth of his daughter Charlotte helped give him some perspective.

“It’s a huge part of my life,” the 34-year-old said about football. “I think outside of my family and work, it’s definitely the next front runner in terms of the amount of time I put into it.

“Someone said to me last week, the only time their family meets up is for Mayo games and funerals. It allows my family to meet up, go to games and celebrate something good on a Sunday.

“(My family) have given me a sense of perspective on what’s important and football probably meant a tiny bit too much to me at times. Overthinking defeats, overthinking victories, stuff like that.

“Whereas now I literally come home and by Monday evening it’s gone and it’s not even in the head anymore. So (Charlotte’s birth) has settled me down and given me a perspective of life more so than football.

“We’ve another baby on the way in January so it’s going to be a busy household in January.”

With the Footballer of the Year and another All-Star under his belt, Moran confirmed he intends to don the Green and Red once again in 2018.

“Hopefully I’ll get back to playing football for Mayo in January, we’ll see how it goes.

“I think I’ll keep going until the body tells me to stop.”

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