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'A huge player on and off the pitch': Cork's Colin Healy retires from football

John Caulfield hopes to see the 37-year-old return to City in a non-playing capacity.

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COLIN HEALY HAS today announced his retirement from football.

The 37-year-old, who won 13 senior Ireland caps, calls time on his career after making over 100 appearances in two spells with Cork City, having also had stints with Celtic and Sunderland.

“Colin was a huge player, both on and off the pitch,” said City boss John Caulfield, who went on to express a hope that Healy would return to the club in a coaching capacity.

“The fact that Colin had played at the highest level during his career shone through, and the good habits and total professionalism he had were a huge help to us in driving the club forward.”

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“We all remember him for that phenomenal overhead kick in the last minute against St. Pat’s, which will live long in the memory, but over the last three years that I have been here, he made a massive contribution to the club.

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“He played a huge part in us returning to European football but, most importantly, winning the cup last year, which he played a huge part in. That was a fitting way for him to finish out his career, after the heights he reached as a player, to win a trophy with his local club.”

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