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Future unknown for Orr

Modewarre co-coach Seamus Orr in action. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Marcel Berens)

MODEWARRE co-coach Seamus Orr concedes he may have played his last game of football if the 2020 season doesn’t get a start.

The 29-year-old, who shares the reins at Community Bank Oval with Mitch Fisher and Chris Hickey, is unsure of what next year holds for him.

“It’s a very real possibility … everyone’s got football mortality,” Orr told krockfootball.com.au when asked if retirement was an option.

“I’ve got a lot of time to think about it. But I always wanted to go out of the game at the right time, in terms of your form and what you can achieve on the field.

“I’ve never been someone that wanted to get a harsh reminder from some supporters or some people around the club that perhaps your best days are past you.

“I always have one eye one leaving the playing side not getting too long in the tooth and being forced out.

“It could be a real possibility for me that I might have played my last game last year against Torquay in Round 3.”


Orr’s first season as co-coach of the reigning premier Warriors was ruined by a broken wrist suffered in the Good Friday clash with the Tigers.

While he did return for two hitouts in the reserves late in the season, it’s only over pre-season he started to feel confident in the wrist and would have been a guaranteed starter in the Round 1 clash with Torquay.

“I’d seen the surgeon and got the tick of approval, and (he was) really happy with the progress in terms of retaining that strength and flexibility and functionality that I needed to play,” he said.

“I played a couple of quarters of a practice match, and it felt good.”

For now, Orr, Fisher and Hickey are working to stay connected with their playing group in the hope we see some action in the second half of the year.

Orr says being part of a coaching triumvirate has made it easier to stay in touch with the Warriors’ list.

“I feel for the sole coaches at this point in time,” he said.

“Anytime you’ve got to be across 55-60 players on your list, it’s quite a big ask.”

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