Retiral of the Mack: Matthew Macklin hangs up his gloves

Clad in the blue and gold of his native Premier County, Matthew Macklin soon made it clear that GAA HQ was a press conference venue very much settled upon by design.

“For me, performing in Croke Park has always been the ultimate dream” said the one-time Tipperary hurling prospect during a media junket in summer 2014.