Chris Barrett

  • The shortlist of three for Footballer of the Year is made up entirely of Dublin players following their All Ireland victory.

    Goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, wing back Jack McCaffrey and forward Con O'Callaghan make up the nominations.

    In total, Dublin have 13 nominations, with finalists Kerry picking up 9, Donegal 6, Mayo 4, while both Meath and Tyrone have 3 players on the shortlist.

    Roscommon have picked up two nominations and they include Conor Cox and Niall Daly.

    The four Mayo players nominated are Aidan O’Shea, Paddy Durcan, Colm Boyle and Chris Barrett.

  • Chris Barrett says he feels "incredibly privileged" to have donned the green and red of Mayo.

    The corner-back has called time on his inter-county career after 13 years on the panel.

    During that time, he won seven Connacht titles and an Allianz National league title.

    He made a total of 85 appearances between league and championship, won an all-star in 2017 and represented Ireland that same year in the International rules series.

    Barrett is the fifth player in recent weeks to retire from the Mayo panel.

    The 33-year old was today nominated for an All-Star, alongside eleven of his Mayo teammates.

    Belmullet GAA Chairman Pat Cowman says Chris has given years of service to Belmullet and Mayo describing him as an outstanding sportsman who just used to get on with his football.


  • Chris Barrett has today confirmed his retirement from Inter County football. The 33-year-old made the first of his 85 appearances against Derry in the National Football League in 2008. Chris played his 47th and final Championship game in last December’s All Ireland Final against Dublin.

    After an underage career that included an All-Ireland U-21 title in 2006, 3 Connaught U-21 Titles in 2006, 2007, and as captain in 2008, he went on to win 7 Senior Connaught Titles and a National Football League Title in 2019 with the Senior team.

    He won an All Star in 2017 and was nominated a total of 5 times. Chris also represented his country against Australia in the International Rules Series in 2017

    With his club Beal an Mhuirthead, he won a County Intermediate title in 2018.

    Statement from Chris Barrett

    After 13 enjoyable years in the Green and Red jersey, I would like to announce my retirement from Inter County Football.

    I feel incredibly privileged to have played alongside some of the most talented and honourable men to ever pull on a Mayo jersey. Not to mention the management teams, the support staff and our loyal supporters that have been central to everything good Mayo GAA has achieved over the last number of years. Thank you to each and every one of you for a memorable journey.

    A special word of thanks to Beal an Mhuirthead GAA for playing a huge part in my development as a player. To my work colleagues in LEPD, for their understanding and help over the last number of years. To my parents, brothers and sister, for being there every step of the way.

    Finally, to Dearbhaile and Isla. Thank you for your unwavering support and your sacrifices, without which I could not have achieved what I did.


    Statement from Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt: On Behalf of Mayo GAA I would like to thank Chris for his outstanding contribution and commitment to Mayo GAA. From his excellent debut season as a minor in 2005 to the All Ireland senior Final 2020 Chris consistently delivered top drawer defensive performances. Like many of our players Chris never let injures or career related travels dampen his commitment and for that we in Mayo GAA are very grateful. I would like to wish Chris and his family all the very best for the future.

  • Mayo footballer Chris Barrett has transferred from Belmullet to Clontarf GAA club in Dublin.

    The 2017 All-Star has been based in the Capital for a number of years working as a civil engineer.

    The 34 year old will line out for Clontarf in this year’s championship and they open their campaign against the reigning County Champions Ballyboden St Enda’s.


  • Chris Barrett has become the fifth Mayo footballer in recent weeks to retire from inter-county football.

    The Belmullet defender started last month's All Ireland final defeat to Dublin.

    Barrett won seven Connacht titles and an Allianz National League in his twelve years on the panel.

    The 33-year old was today nominated for an All-Star, alongside eleven of his Mayo teammates.

    Paying tribute to his former Mayo & Belmullet team mate Billy Joe Padden says Chrissy's announcement today will come as a surprise to many as he has been playing so well in recent years.


  • Recently retired Mayo footballer Chris Barrett joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon.

    The Belmullet spoke about his decision to hang up his inter-county boots and reflected on his 13 seasons in the green and red.