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Former Dublin team-mate pays tribute to 'great footballer' Bryan Cullen after retirement announcement

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Bryan Cullen makes his first competitive start of 2014 for Dublin

Bryan Cullen makes his first competitive start of 2014 for Dublin

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Bryan Cullen makes his first competitive start of 2014 for Dublin

Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland winning captain Bryan Cullen has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

The 30-year old Skerries Harps clubman won 10 Leinster titles, two national leagues and two All-Ireland’s during his 11-year career with the Blues but says the time is right to call it quits.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to represent Dublin at senior level since 2003 but I feel now is the time to step away,” he said in a short statement.

Former Dublin team-mate Mossy Quinn was one of the first to pay tribute to the classy player who played both in defence and attack for the Dubs.

"Great footballer, great teammate, great captain...who was lucky enough to lift Sam. Congrats on a great career," he posted on his Twitter account.

Cullen famously said "See ya in Coppers" during his acceptance speech in 2011.

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