Kildare’s long-time servant Eamonn Callaghan has called time on his 17-year long inter county career.
In a statement on social media, the former captain said it had been a “dream come true” and “an honour” to play for the Lilywhites and thanked management, fans and the backroom team for their support.
“It has been an absolute privilege and a dream come true to have played alongside some of the best footballers in the country. I will miss the craic with the lads but I’m grateful to have shared a dressing room with them over the years and for the close friends I have made in that time.”
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— Eamonn Callaghan (@leperleper) August 11, 2018
“I’ve been very fortunate to have had such a lengthy career representing my county, getting the opportunity to captain Kildare in that time, represent my country and create memories of a lifetime.”
Callaghan was part of the Irish team that won the 2011 International Rules Series in 2011, beating Australia by 130 to 65.
Kildare GAA also took to Twitter to thank the Naas man for his “commitment and dedication” to the county, describing him as a “fantastic leader on and off the field”.