Gaelic footballer Cathal McShane has decided to remain in Ireland and not pursue an AFL career.

McShane trained with Adelaide on a 10-day trial last month while weighing up a move to Australia.

Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said the 24-year-old determined it was in his best interests to stay in Ireland after weighing up all considerations.

“It is a big decision to relocate to the other side of the world and pursue a professional career in a different sport,” Reid said. 

“Ultimately, this was not something that Cathal was ready for and we wish him the very best in his endeavours both on and off the field.

 “We will continue to look for opportunities to bring talent into our Club.”

McShane was the top scorer in last season’s All-Ireland Championship, earning an All-Star award in the process.