Friday 22 February 2019

11-time All Ireland winner Bríd Stack announces retirement

Brid Stack has announced her retirement
Brid Stack has announced her retirement

Harry Clarke

Bríd Stack, who won 11 All Ireland titles with Cork, has announced her retirement from inter-county football.

Stack, 32, was just one of four players to win all 11 titles with that dominant Cork side with Deirdre O'Reilly, Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley also on board.

"It was a very hard decision to come to but life moves on," Stack said on Morning Ireland.

"I was just so lucky to play on that team. So many great times with the best people."

Stack also paid tribute to her parents who encouraged her to get involved in sport from an early age.

"I am eternally grateful to my parents for getting me involved in sport when I was younger. They never let any barriers stand in our way and that was very important growing up."

"I have had the best time of my lifer and everything I have experienced has been down to my involvement with sport," added Stack when asked what advice she would give to young aspiring female sports stars.

"I have had a fantastic experience and travelled to many fantastic places. It is so important to stay with it for as long as you can. I can look back and say there wasn't one training session I regret going to."

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