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Cork footballer Alan O'Connor announces his retirement

O’Connor has become the latest Rebel to call it a day.

Cork's Alan O'Connor.
Cork's Alan O'Connor.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

ALAN O’CONNOR HAS become the latest Cork footballer to announce his retirement from the game.

The news concerning 28 year-old O’Connor, from the West Cork club St Colum’s, was revealed on the official Cork GAA website.

O’Connor was named last week on a provisional Cork squad for 2014 yet has now brought his inter-county career to a halt.

The 2010 All-Ireland winner made his debut in 2008 at senior level. He won two All-Ireland junior football titles and three Munster U21 crowns as well for Cork.

He follows Alan Quirke, Graham Canty, Paudie Kissane, Noel O’Leary and Pearse O’Neill into retirement while Ciaran Sheehan has joined AFL side Carlton.

O’Connor thanked all his former team-mates and the management and coaches he had worked with, expressing his gratitude for their support and encouragement over the years.

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