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In a wide-ranging interview on The GAA Social, McDonnell also opened up about losing his mother to Alzheimer’s and reminisced on a decorated inter-county career which included seven Ulster title wins as well as his Celtic Cross from 2002.

In addition to a distinguished 13-year career with the Orchard, McDonnell excelled in the International Rules arena with Ireland and he has called on the GAA to revive the series and stage it in the United States.

McDonnell, who played in six series against Australia, captained Ireland in 2010 and holds the competition record for scores with 118, says he is “convinced” there is a future for the Tests which have not been held since 2017.

“I’d love to see it back,” he said.

“I’d love players with the physiques that modern day GAA players have to have the opportunity to go and represent their country.

“I think it’s more balanced now. GAA players are stronger and more athletic.”

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