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Injury forces O'Sullivan to give up Gaelic football

Kerry legend had hoped to continue playing at club level but has had to call time on his career.

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KERRY LEGEND DECLAN O’Sullivan has called time on his illustrious Gaelic football career due to injury.

After retiring from inter-county football last year he had hoped to continue playing for his club Dromid Pearses. But he tweeted this morning “After my op this morning sadly my football journey is over. Thank you @dromidgaa @SouthKerryBoard & @Kerry_Official it’s been an honour.”

O’Sullivan captained Kerry to All-Ireland glory on two occasions (2007 and 2008) and has five All-Ireland titles and three AllStars to his name.

O’Sullivan turns 32 later this week and his struggles with knee injuries were well documented. A natural forward with balance and pace, O’Sullivan was one of the game’s most consistent in recent memory.

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