Monday 1 May 2017

Two former Roscommon captains have announced their inter-county retirement

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

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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