Tuesday 6 December 2016

Two former Roscommon captains have announced their inter-county retirement

Published 07/11/2016 | 18:10

Niall Carty and Geoffrey Claffey
Niall Carty and Geoffrey Claffey

Roscommon manager Kevin McStay will have to plan without the services of Geoffrey Claffey and Niall Carty.

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Claffery made his debut in 2006 and captained the Rossies in 2012.

Carty captained Roscommon to win the Division 3 and Division 2 Allianz National Leagues in 2014 and 2015 and was also a member of the 2006 All-Ireland winning minor team.

Roscommon Chairman Seamus Sweeney , speaking on behalf of Roscommon GAA, said: “I would like to thank you both for the fantastic service you have given the county. You both contributed to some of our happiest days out, while I understand Geoffrey has retired from football I’m sure I’ll see Niall wearing the red and white of his club Padraig Pearses  for a few a more years.”

Kevin McStay said:  "Like all Roscommon people I wish both men well, they made significant contributions to two of the greatest days in recent Roscommon history; Niall in the All Ireland Minor Final Victory in 2006 and Geoffrey in the Connacht Final victory of 2010."

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