VETERAN Limerick stalwart Brian Geary has retired from inter-county hurling.
The Monaleen dual star, a three-time All-Ireland U-21 winner, has rejected an invitation to rejoin John Allen's squad for the coming season, ending his 13-year senior inter-county career after 45 championship games, three short of Mark Foley's record.
Elsewhere, former Dublin hurler Joey Morris has taken up the reins of the Monaghan senior hurlers.
They lost manager Mattie Lennon earlier this year when he resigned in protest after they had to give a walkover to Fingal in the Division 3A final. Lennon quit over the scheduling of local club fixtures which he said was interfering with the hurlers' efforts and the players subsequently stood down to support him.
Morris won six Dublin senior medals with O'Tooles and twice contested Leinster senior finals with the Dublin seniors. He is expected to include several local selectors in his back-room team, which has yet to be finalised.