One of the Wee County's most long-serving footballers Paddy Keenan has decided to hang up his boots.
The 2010 All Star almost led Louth to a Leinter title that year, he won a Division 2 medal in 2006 and a Division 3 crown in 2011.
In a statement issued through the GPA, he said: "I wish to announce my retirement from county football today. It is a decision that I have considered for some time and is not one which I've made lightly.
"Due to work commitments and the need to clear up some long-standing injuries, I feel I would be unable to devote the necessary time to the team and I believe now is the right time to call it a day.
"It was a huge honour for me to represent Louth for the past 12 years and I had the privilege of playing with and against so many great players. While we didn't have the success we worked so hard for, I have only positive memories of my county career and the people who I soldiered alongside.
"Without the support of support of my girlfriend Karen and my family which has been, at all times, unconditional, I genuinely could not have played at this level and I am so grateful to them.
"I would like to thank my club St. Patrick’s GFC who I was so proud to represent and I hope this decision will allow me to extend my club career for a few extra years. Thanks to the Louth supporters who have always shown great loyalty to me as a player and to our county squad despite experiencing many difficult periods on the field of play.
"I would like to pay tribute to all five Louth managers I played under for placing their faith in me as a footballer. Thanks also to the various management teams, backroom staff and of course the County Board for their support and kindness over the years.
"Finally, I wish the new Louth manager and the team all the best in the future and I look forward to supporting them from the sidelines next year.”