This summer is guaranteed to be a busy one for Hannah Tyrrell and not just because of her quest to win her first All-Ireland title with Dublin.In June, the former Ireland rugby international and her wife will be welcoming a new arrival with all the joys and challenges that brings for a parent.And while the 32-year-old is in good form and remains intent on carrying on a Gaelic football career that was resurrected two years ago after the end of her rugby stint, she admits that changing circumstances could lead her to consider her future in the sport after this year."Obviously it's a big summer on the football front but for me on the family front as well.
My wife is due towards the end of June so a really exciting time and there are other things going on in my life but really, really excited for it," Tyrrell said at Wednesday's announcement of AIG’s extension as Insurance Partner to the LGFA."I'm not thinking of it any time soon at this stage of the season but when it comes to the close of the season and my circumstances will have changed, will I have a think about retiring?
Yeah, probably."It definitely crossed my mind but I think I can’t make that judgement now. One, we haven’t had a new arrival yet so I don’t know what life will be like then and what commitment that will end up taking but also, like I’m feeling pretty good in my body right now, feeling confident that I’m still contributing to the team and feel like I’m a valued member and I’ll assess where I’m at and where my body’s at and whether I have the ability to give 100% because I’ve always said that I’m very happy to keep going once I can give 100% commitment."And if it’s ever any less than that, maybe that’s the time for me to stop because I’m a player that ifRead more on rte.ie