Thursday 22 March 2018

Cork hurling legend Tom Kenny announces his retirement

Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny

Cork's two-time All-Ireland winner Tom Kenny has called time on his glittering hurling career.

His decision means that Brian Murphy is the only survivor from Cork's 2004 All-Ireland hurling triumph to still be involved with the Rebels.

Kenny made his debut in the Munster hurling championship against Clare a decade ago and has been a regular in the Cork team ever since.

The Grenagh clubman was introduced as a second half substitute in this year's All-Ireland hurling final replay but was unable to prevent Jimmy Barry-Murphy's side avoid defeat.

"I'm 32 now and I felt it was time to let other lads come through and have their chance. I'm healthy, it’s not because of injury," Kenny told the Irish Examiner. "I've had a good innings with Cork, it would have been great to go out with a third All-Ireland medal this year, but it wasn't to be."

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