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Tipperary All Ireland winner Conor O'Mahony has retired

Published 13/11/2015 | 10:46

Conor O’Mahony has retired
Conor O’Mahony has retired

Tipperary All Ireland-winning centre back Conor O'Mahony has retired from hurling.

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The 31-year-old All Ireland winner made the announcement today, saying that it has been a "privilege" to represent the Premier County for the past 15 years.

O'Mahony also thanked the management teams, backroom staff, all the players and his family for supporting him during his time with the Tipperary hurlers.

“Having had the great honour of playing with Tipperary at all levels over the last 15 years, I have decided to call time on my inter-county hurling career," said O'Mahony.

"It was a huge privilege for me to play with Tipperary. I will have great memories from my time as a Tipperary player and particularly of 2010 when we won the All Ireland senior hurling championship. I want to thank all the players on the panel in my time.

"I have made great friendships and have many treasured memories. I am grateful to the management teams and their backroom staff who gave me such great encouragement and support.

"I also want to thank Tipperary Co Board and my club, Newport, for their great loyalty and support during my time playing with Tipperary. Playing inter-county hurling requires lots of sacrifices particularly from players’ families.

"I want to thank Niamh and my family and friends for their great support at all times. I would also like to thank my employers Snickers Workwear for their support and encouragement to me in my playing career.

"Finally, I want to wish Tipperary well for the future. I have no doubt this current group of players will go on to achieve many more successes. ”

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