Lorne football officials have confirmed two-time Jack Mahoney Medallist Mark McCormack is going around again, but another premiership star is undecided.
McCormack, 33, put off retirement to help lead the Dolphins to back-to-back Colac district league flags last season, and Dolphins coach Jack Hollmer said the towering big man had re-committed for 2020.
“Chip” McCormack, one of the competition’s premier ruckman, won two league medals in 2017 and ‘18.
“Chippa is going around again which is good, because he was thinking about hanging them up,” Hollmer said.
“His body’s still feeling good, but he’s got young kids who will be starting footy soon, so we’re rapt he’s going around again,” he said.
Hollmer confirmed the Dolphins had only lost four players from the side which beat South Colac in last year’s grand final.
Veterans Joel Tipping and Sam Parsons have retired, while Dan Roy has returned to Central Highlands league club Darley to take on a coaching role, and Sean Holroyd has signed with Queenscliff in the Bellarine league.
Hollmer said the future of star onballer Mitch McKee, who won the best-on-ground medal in last year’s grand final after joining the club mid-season, was also up in the air.
McKee had spent the past eight years in Queensland, and told the Colac Herald he was likely to stick with the Dolphins if he remained in Victoria this year.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.