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Greatest player in ladies football history contemplating retirement from the game

Mayo’s Cora Staunton may call time on a glittering career.

Cora Staunton is considering her intercounty future.
Cora Staunton is considering her intercounty future.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THE GREATEST LADIES Footballer in the history of the game is considering retirement after winning her record-equalling 10th TG4 All Star award on Saturday evening.

Mayo’s Cora Staunton drew level with Mary Jo Curran (Kerry) on the all-time list and stated that she has not yet made a decision about whether to play in 2016.

Cork’s Briege Corkery collected the Player of the Year award for the second time and her ninth All Star, while Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick won her fourth in-a-row.

Armagh’s teenage sensation Aimee Mackin picked up her first award.

Nine of the All Stars give their reactions to Jerome Quinn in this video report for the LGFA:

Source: LadiesFootballTV/YouTube

“I’m having a bit of down time at the moment, it’s probably the earliest we’ve been knocked out of the club championship in a while,” Staunton said.

“My head is kind of away from football at the moment, I haven’t really thought too much about it.

“Come January, I’ll see how the body and the mind is and see is the drive there to go ahead for another year. I’ve no decision made, it will probably be some time in January anyway.”

Staunton also reflected on her 10th Allstar award, adding: ”It’s very hard to put into words straight away after. It’s an honour to get to Mary Jo’s record, who’s been a phenomenal footballer, back in her time. Words can’t really describe how I feel at the moment, I’m overwhelmed.

“It’s lovely to win an individual award but it’s the 30 girls training hard all year that get you there.”

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