Veteran attacker Brian Carroll has called time on his inter-county hurling career with the Faithful County.
He recently captained his Coolderry club to a 30th Offaly SHC title, and played a leading role in the All Stars’ tour of Texas last month.
The 32-year-old has played for his county for the past 14 seasons, having captained the team in 2010 as well as reaching the Leinster hurling final in 2004, where his side were beaten by Wexford.
He will continue to play with his club where he has won four county championships and one Leinster title. “It is with both satisfaction and sadness that I announce my retirement from intercounty hurling,” he said.
“For the past 14 seasons I have been privileged to play for Offally and got to fulfil my boyhood dream 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.
“And although I have had little success during my inter-county career in terms of silverware, I am most grateful for the career I have had and leave the game with wonderful memories and know that I always strived to be the best and beat the best.
“While these have been lean years for Offaly supporters, we as players have always been grateful for the continued support you show to our teams.”