Shane Redmond enjoyed a long career at underage and senior inter-county football with Carlow. Before the start of the 2022 season he announced that he was retiring but would continue to play football with his club, Tinryland.
There are many aspects of playing with Carlow that he continues to miss but the sacrifices he made and the sacrifices his family, his girlfriend and friends made to support him he is glad that is behind him.
He recently attended a wedding in Mexico and was able to go without the worry of his obligations to the county team.
With the Tailteann Cup draw to be made in a few days time, he says the competition is a good idea but is not so sure it will work in its current format. He suggests a structure which, he says, would be acceptable to the players and which might further motivate them.
He says his club, Tinryland, have the potential to break the stranglehold Rathvilly and Éire Og have on club senior football in the county.