Former All-Star Fiona McHale says she would be willing to line out for Mayo again in the wake of Peter Leahy's departure as manager. 

McHale was one of eight Carnacon players who left the panel in 2018. The players, who included now AFLW star Cora Staunton, told RTÉ Sport at the time that they left due to a "toxic" environment in the camp.

Leahy, however, insisted that the group's unhappiness had stemmed from disagreements with his team selection, and he was backed by the county board who said it had been "a move designed to wrestle control of the senior team from the management".

Mayo LFGA attempted to expel Carnacon from that year's championship over the walkout of their eight players but the Connacht Council overturned the decision.

No player from Carnacon has represented the county since but Leahy's exit, to join Bernard Flynn's Meath U20 management team, could pave the way for a restoration of players from the now 21-in-a-row county champions.

"I can only speak for myself personally," McHale (33) told Mid West Radio.  

"It's always been a massive privilege playing for Mayo and it’s not anything that I ever took for granted. I played for Mayo for 14-15 years, and I obviously haven’t played now in the last three years.

"You only get a certain amount of time to play inter-county football. You’ve only a certain amount of years and then they’re gone.

"We obviously know there’s no manager in at the moment, or no management team, and we don’t know who that will be.

"If they saw me being able to add something to the squad, and if they saw me as part of their plans, I’d be definitely willing to have a conversation or think about it for sure."