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National League and Leinster winner announces his retirement from Dublin hurling duty

David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan made his senior debut for Dublin in 2003.

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LONG-SERVING DUBLIN forward David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan has announced his retirement from the Dublin hurling panel.

The 34-year-old was a dual player with Dublin during the mid-2000s before focusing his efforts solely on hurling from 2008.

He helped the county to a National League medal in 2011 and Leinster championship in 2013.

“It’s been a great honour and dream come true for me to represent Dublin over the last 15 years,” he said in a statement released by Dublin GAA.

“I would simply like to thank and pay tribute to all my teachers, everyone in St Mark’s GAA club, the Dublin supporters, Dublin development squad mentors right up to the senior management, backroom and medical teams for all their help and encouragement and to all the great players past and present I’ve been lucky to soldier alongside.

“A special mention to my family for putting up with my mood swings before big games.

“To all the staff in Parnell Park and the GPA I also thank you for all your assistance throughout.

“Finally I would like to wish Pat Gilroy, his management team and all the players the best of luck for 2018 in what are exciting times for Dublin Hurling. Up the Dubs!”

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