Chris Barrett becomes latest Mayo star to retire

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GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Co. Dublin 19/12/2020 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo's Chris Barrett Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
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James Cox

Chris Barrett has become the fifth Mayo star to retire since their All-Ireland final loss to Dublin.

Barrett follows David Clarke, Seamus O’Shea, Tom Parsons, and Donal Vaughan.

The 33-year-old Belmullet clubman announced his retirement from inter-county football in a statement on the official Mayo GAA website.

“After 13 enjoyable years in the Green and Red jersey, I would like to announce my retirement from inter-county football,” he said.

“I feel incredibly privileged to have played alongside some of the most talented and honourable men to ever pull on a Mayo jersey.

“Not to mention the management teams, the support staff, and our loyal supporters that have been central to everything good Mayo GAA has achieved over the last number of years. Thank you to each and every one of you for a memorable journey.

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“A special word of thanks to Beal an Mhuirthead GAA for playing a huge part in my development as a player. To my work colleagues in LEPD, for their understanding and help over the last number of years. To my parents, brothers, and sister, for being there every step of the way.

“Finally, to Dearbhaile and Isla. Thank you for your unwavering support and your sacrifices, without which I could not have achieved what I did.”

Barrett won seven Connacht titles and the Division 1 title in 2019.

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