Michael Meehan on his return to the game: "There was always a little something in me"

The Galwayman discussed his return to inter-county football

BY Simon Maguire 20:40 Saturday 12 August 2017, 20:40 12 Aug 2017

Cork's Eoin Cadogan and Michael Meehan of Galway. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Michael Meehan's decision to return to the Galway football panel after a four year hiatus was warmly welcomed in his native county and further afield.

The Galwayman joined Off the Ball's Saturday panel to reflect on the Tribesmen's season and speaking to Ger Gilroy about his comeback to the squad, he said: "There was always a little something in me. I left the game through injury at a certain stage in 2014 and was very much delighted with that move at the time and it fitted in with where I was because just my head was fried from recovery and the work I was doing to get back to play to the level that I got to for a couple of years and that was grand.

"I suppose Kevin Walsh came in and we always kept in contact each year. He'd put a call through and he'd express his wishes and I appreciated that for a couple of seasons. There was certainly never anymore to it for me.

"And, I suppose, through the course of the club season last year as the club season wore on, I was happy with how I was moving and the levels of training I was getting to participate in were reasonably high. So all of a sudden I'm kind of thinking (about returning) and you go through the Winter and I suppose I said I'd just make a call on it and I put a call through to Kevin in January and see was he up for anything.

"I just had a desire to, I felt I could commit to the training and get a sizeable amount of it done so we took a chance on it and that's how it started," he added.

Monaghan's Kieran Hughes and Meath's Mickey Burke were also on the panel and the podcast can be found here: 

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