EXCLUSIVE: Rory Kavanagh announces his retirement from inter-county football with Donegal

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

EXCLUSIVE: Rory Kavanagh announces his retirement from inter-county football with Donegal
Rory Kavanagh has admitted that opting to retire from inter-county football after being involved for 14 years was “the hardest decision” he ever had to make.

Rory Kavanagh has admitted that opting to retire from inter-county football after being involved for 14 years was “the hardest decision” he ever had to make.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who is the first player to retire from Donegal’s 2012 All-Ireland winning matchday panel, yesterday confirmed his intention to step aside to The Donegal Democrat.

In all, the St Eunan’s, Letterkenny, clubman represented Donegal on 132 occasions; 49 of which were in the championship, where he scored 4-41 - with goals against Down (2006), Monaghan (2007), Cork (2009) and Cavan (2011).

He made his final appearance in September’s All-Ireland final loss to Kerry.

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