Sean Cavanagh keeping busy in retirement

In truth, no one expected Sean Cavanagh to slip into a pair of slippers and sit by the fire after retiring from inter-county football last summer. 

The Tyrone legend speaks to Niall Gartland in this week’s Gaelic Life about how he is keeping busy in retirement and keeping busy is exactly what Sean is doing.

In the intervening months that followed Tyrone retirement, Cavanagh helped his club Moy to the All Ireland Intermediate title. Achieving this alongside, starting his own accountancy business, releasing an autobiography and playing a little basketball.


It is now in retirement that the three time All-Ireland winner feels fresher and stronger in his own body after the wear and tear he suffered in a distinguished county career.

“I didn’t miss any club games through injury this year through training. I’m feeling as strong as I’ve felt in a long time as I’m not training at a top level nearly every single night.”

“Genuinely I’m pretty good. I’ve screws in every road and direction but the metal seems to keep everything in place.”

Over the course of the article, the RTE analyst talks about his life in basketball, his home life, injury and discusses his feelings at watching Tyrone’s All-Ireland run from the sidelines.

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