Offaly forward Brian Carroll announces his retirement
Offaly hurler Brian Carroll has announced his retirement.
The former UL forward, who recently won a county title with Coolderry, made his debut for the midlanders back in 2002.
Since then Carroll has represented Offaly 131 times across League and Championship.
He confirmed his decision with a statement of the Faithful county’s Twitter account.
“It is with both satisfaction and sadness that I announce my retirement from inter-county hurling," he wrote.
“For the past 14 seasons I have been privileged to play for Offaly and got to fulfil my boyhood dreams of captaining my county in 2010, playing in a Leinster Final in Croke Park in 2004 and, probably most importantly for me, the general buzz of playing inter-county hurling with and against the best in the country.”
He paid tribute to all who supported him during his inter-county career and wished his former teammates all the best for the future.
“I wish the management and players continued success for the coming years and we long for the return of Offaly hurling and football to greater days.
“Finally, hurling is and always will be part of who I am and I now look forward to continue to play with my club Coolderry and supporting Offaly hurling teams for many years to come.”
Coolderry's Brian Carroll today announced his retirement from inter county hurling pic.twitter.com/nRvVhc00Rc— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) January 4, 2016