Eamon McGee joins Colm McFadden in retirement


Eamon McGee joins Colm McFadden in retirement
Peter Campbell sport@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Eamon McGee has announced his retirment from intercounty football in his own unique way, taking to Twitter and quoting from Lord of the Rings.

The Gaoth Dobhair defender hangs up his intercounty boots after 154 Donegal caps. He was playing in his 57th championship game for Donegal on Saturday evening last, setting up the Donegal goal for Ryan McHugh.

He burst onto the Donegal scene after winning an All-Ireland Vocational School title in 2002 and like Colm McFadden, he has three Ulster championship medals, one All-Ireland and a National League medal from 2007.

There was a lull in his career, but it was resurrected under Jim McGuinness and he became instrumental in Donegal's All-Ireland success.

Always regarded as a stylish defender, he became a father in recent times and no doubt he will be happy to have more time with daughter, Daisy.

He paid tribute to his teammates on Twitter after the defeat to Dublin on Saturday evening. "I hate losing but still a Proud man to go to the field everyday with my teammates, an amazing group. Prouder still to call them friends."

Eamon joins Colm Anthony McFadden in calling it a day, while Rory Kavanagh has also hinted that he may not be back for 2017.

Eamon is pictured above with Ryan McHugh after setting up the Kilcar man for the goal against Dublin. Photo Geraldine Diver