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Paddy Flynn is on the lookout for a part-time club, after deciding to take up a career in plumbing.
The 29-year-old is currently without a team after being released by Widnes following nine seasons of service.
He spent the back end of the 2016 season on loan at Castleford, where he scored six tries in 10 appearances, taking his Super League try-scoring tally to 47 in 82 games.
However, the winger has now decided to move away from the full-time game in order to pursue a career in the plumbing industry.
Although interest hasn’t been scarce, Flynn is still on the lookout for the right opportunity, having turned down an offer from Championship side Halifax due to the travelling demands from his home in St Helens.
“I’ve been looking to get my head down with the plumbing trade and someone has taken me on so I’m going to crack on with that,” Flynn told League Express.
“I’m just waiting to get started now, and in the meantime if any part-time club shows an interest then I will consider it.”
Flynn has been making plans for life away from the game for years, having gone on a plumbing course in 2013 at Warrington Collegiate, which was funded by Rugby League Cares.
The charity dedicates itself to supporting people within the sport and assisting players in making plans post-retirement.
“I did the course with Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and it got funded by Rugby League Cares, which was fantastic, I really can’t thank them enough for their help.”