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See ya in Coppers, Bryan? Cullen announces Dublin retirement

The wing forward won two All-Irelands with the capital.

Bryan Cullen after the first of his two All-Ireland  wins.
Bryan Cullen after the first of his two All-Ireland wins.
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FORMER ALL-IRELAND winning captain Bryan Cullen has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

The 30-year old, who captained the capital to Sam Maguire success in 2011, made his senior debut in 2003 against Armagh in the National League before going on to make more than 50 appearances.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to represent Dublin at senior level since 2003 but I feel now is the time to step away,” he said in a short statement.

The Skerries Harps clubman won 10 Leinster titles, two national leagues and two All-Ireland’s during his 11-year career with the Blues.

Cullen famously ended his 2011 All-Ireland speech with the phrase “See yiz in Coppers!” an unlikely catchphrase that still lives with him.

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He added: “I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Dublin managers Tommy Lyons, Pillar Caffrey, Pat Gilroy and Jim Gavin and especially to all the Dublin players past and present that I had the pleasure of sharing the pitch with.

“I’m very lucky to have had the support of my family and my wife throughout my time with Dublin.

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“For now, I’m looking forward to focusing on my career and playing with my club Skerries Harps over the next few years.

“Áth Cliath Abú.”

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