Lee Brennan has stepped away from the Tyrone panel citing a lack of game time as the reason.
Niall Gartland of the Ulster Herald reported on Monday that the tricky Trillick forward informed Mickey Harte of his decision over the weekend before subsequently playing for his club on Saturday.
News of Brennan’s departure is a further blow to Tyrone following Ronan O’Neill’s decision to stepped away following the conclusion of the Allianz Football League.
Both players had fallen down the pecking order in 2019 with O’Neill failing to start in the league while Brennan made the first XV just once, for Tyrone’s round two encounter with Mayo.
The Trillick man was an unused substitute in Tyrone’s Ulster Championship preliminary round win over Derry last week at Healy Park.
It’s a huge fall from grace for Brennan who hit a decent run of form last season as Tyrone made it all the way to Gaelic football’s showpiece event. Brennan came on as a second-half substitute in the All-Ireland final as the Red Hands fell to a seven-point defeat to Jim Gavin’s Dublin.
Brennan becomes the third attacker with championship experience to walk away from the Tyrone panel this year following O’Neill’s departure and Mark Bradley, who is currently studying in Liverpool.
Tyrone face Antrim at the Athletic Grounds this Saturday in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final.