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Armagh's McDonnell announces his retirement from inter-county football

The player, who helped his county win the All-Ireland in 2002, announced the news via Twitter.

McDonnell began playing for the county in 1999.
McDonnell began playing for the county in 1999.

ARMAGH’S STEVEN MCDONNELL has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

The player, who was part of the All-Ireland-winning Armagh side that beat Kerry in 2002, announced the news on Twitter, saying:

“After 13 years of playing county football with Armagh I have decided that the time is right for me to retire at this level and move on. I want to thank all the managers and players that I played alongside and made some great friendships along the way.”

He continued: “I also want to thank all the supporters from Armagh that supported throughout and also supporters from all over Ireland that respected what Armagh done in this time.”

In addition to winning the All-Ireland, McDonnell also received an All-Star award in 2002 and captained the Irish International Rules side in 2010.

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