Philip Jordan commits to Tyrone for Championship

Philip Jordan has won four All Star awards
Philip Jordan has won three All-Irelands with Tyrone

Philip Jordan has announced that he is returning to the Tyrone squad for this year's Championship.

Speculation that the All Star wing-back had played his last game intensified when he failed to travel for the final league game against Meath.

Having taken three weeks to consider his future, Jordan decided to commit to the summer, and will train on Thursday.

"It came down to whether or not I was hungry for another championship," said the three-times All-Ireland winner."

"There is a serious amount of commitment needed to prepare for an Ulster Championship, and an All-Ireland run if you are lucky enough to get that far.

"It is not just about turning up to games and togging out. You need to be mentally prepared.

"I have been in contact with a few of the boys over the last couple of weeks but I can assure people that the final decision is my own.

"I will be at training on Thursday night and ready to work hard with the rest of the lads to win a place on the team for the Monaghan game."