Monday 23 April 2018

Kilkenny four-time All Ireland winner Kieran Joyce retires

Kilkenny's Kieran Joyce has retired
Kilkenny's Kieran Joyce has retired

Kilkenny defender Kieran Joyce has called time on his inter county career at the age of 30.

The Rower Inistioge man won four All Ireland titles, four Leinster titles and three National Leagues with Brian Cody's Cats since 2011 and also picked up Under-21 and Intermediate All Irelands.

"I wish to confirm my retirement from the Kilkenny Senior Hurling team," he said in a statement today.

"I have had a fantastic seven years with the senior team and enjoyed great success throughout that period.

"I would like to thank Brian Cody and all his management team, the Kilkenny County Board and all the coaches and mentors that have helped me from U-14 up to senior with Kilkenny.

"I was fortunate enough to play with some of the greatest hurlers of our generation and it was an honour and pleasure to play both with and against these men."

Joyce also thanked his club and said he is looking forward to finishing his playing days with them.

"I would also like to thank my club Rower Inistioge for their continued support down through the years and will look forward to finishing out my playing days with the club."

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