In November 2013, McConnell announced his retirement from inter-county football. On retiring he said "There is a big commitment required in order to stay performing at the top level and I feel the time is right to bow out and start a new chapter in my life, I have absolutely no regrets from my playing career with Tyrone although I suppose if I was a bit greedy I would say that I felt that we could have won the All Ireland in 2009 and 2010." His retirement from inter-county football left Conor Gormley, Dermot Carlin, Stephen O'Neill and Sean Cavanagh as the only remaining links to the Tyrone team that won the county's first All-Ireland senior title in 2003.
Notes: J Devine was on the starting lineup but had to withdraw from the squad due to a family bereavement. Stephen O'Neill's name was not in the match program due to there only being space for thirty names. He played, and came on as a substitute with the number 31 on his back.
Paul Quinn's name was not in the match program due to there only being space for thirty names.