Monday 21 October 2019

Ronan O'Neill steps away from Tyrone panel over lack of game-time

Ronan O'Neill
Ronan O'Neill

Adam McKendry

Tyrone forward Ronan O'Neill has stepped away from the county panel after a recent lack of game-time.

The Omagh St Enda's man didn't feature at all during the recent Allianz League campaign where the Red Hands narrowly missed out on a place in the Division 1 final.

Now, the 26-year-old has revealed he will be stepping away from the county side and will instead focus solely on club football.

It's been a frustrating time for O'Neill with Tyrone, who was tabbed as one of the rising stars within the system after winning the All-Ireland Championship with Tyrone's minor side in 2010.

However, he failed to nail down a starting spot within the senior side and, despite scoring in the 2017 Ulster Championship final, never saw any consistent game-time.

"I had to think what was right for me," he told the Irish News.

"I was sitting about being pat of the squad but not making much of an impact and I wasn't really happy doing what I was doing."

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