Thursday 8 December 2016

'I'll never be able to fully describe what was going through my head' - Mayo keeper Rob Hennelly's emotional message

Published 03/10/2016 | 14:03

Robert Hennelly of Mayo takes down Paddy Andrews of Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Robert Hennelly of Mayo takes down Paddy Andrews of Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly has posted an emotional message on social media revealing his heartache following Saturday's All Ireland defeat to Dublin.

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Hennelly was given the number one jersey ahead of David Clarke but made a series of errors which culminated in him giving away a penalty - which Diarmuid Connolly scored - and being black carded.

Hennelly took to Instagram to say: "I'll never be able to fully describe what was going through my head at this moment. What I was expecting to be one of my best days turned out to be the opposite, and it breaks my heart that I didn't come through for my team and county.

"I told a brilliant young man Anthony Casey that that one game wouldn't define him, and today, and probably for a while to come, I'll be telling myself the same thing. 

"It is not a good place to be, but I know I have to come back from it, I still believe I have something to offer this team and my county, so now is not the time to relent.

"I have to say that the support I've received has been incredible and the messages from friends, family, former team mates, players from other counties, and of course the Mayo supporters, has helped me immensely.

"I don't know where I'll be in a years time, but I do know that I'm not going to give up. I love Mayo and this team too much to do that.

"Mhaigh Eo Abú."

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