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John Galvin has retired after making his Limerick debut in 1999.

John Galvin has retired after making his Limerick debut in 1999.

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John Galvin has retired after making his Limerick debut in 1999.

Limerick stalwart John Galvin has announced his retirement from inter-county football, saying that he knows the time is right to move on.

Galvin debuted for the Treaty footballers in 1999 and bows out without a provincial title after five attempts and some agonising defeats along the way.

Galvin is happy with his decision after such decorated service to his county.

“The time is right for me now I think. This has not been an easy decision, but I know that I have made the right call to move on.

“I informed John Brudair of my retirement this week and I want to thank him, first off, for his patience and time he gave me, to make up my mind.”

“The demands on time and more importantly, a person’s body, are huge these days for inter-county players. I know I could have given it one more year, but I feel it is best for me and for Limerick that I move on.

Galvin won two National League medals during his inter-county career and will continue to play for his club Cratloe.

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