The Limerick hurling team has lost a stalwart, as Gavin O’Mahony has announced his retirement from intercounty hurling.
The Kilmallock clubman enjoyed a stellar career in the green jersey, claiming Munster honours in 2013. The former captain was there through good times and bad for the Treaty, and this evening took to Twitter to make the announcement.
“I wish to confirm my retirement from the Limerick Senior hurling team.
“Hurling has played a huge part in my life and I feel very fortunate to have had the honour to represent Limerick over the course of my career.”
— Gavin O Mahony (@gavinom6) November 6, 2017
Limerick hurling will be looking for a breakthrough year in 2018, after a number of disappointing seasons. Failure to gain promotion to the League’s top division since going down in 2010 is believed to have set the side back, and since the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Kilkenny, the Treaty have failed to make a major impact in the Championship.
However, there are signs that there is a bright future with two U21 All-Ireland titles in three years. As John Kiely and his team look ahead to 2018 and the new Munster Championship format, O’Mahony’s retirement comes as a blow, and all in Limerick hurling circles will wish him well.