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Arguably the greatest Limerick footballer ever has retired from the inter-county game

John Galvin is calling it a day with the Treaty.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

LIMERICK VETERAN JOHN Galvin has announced his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 34.

The news was first reported by the Limerick Post, while the Limerick Leader hailed the Croom native as “the greatest Limerick footballer of all time.”

Galvin, who now plays his club football with Cratloe in Clare, was on the losing end in four Munster finals over his 15-year senior career – 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010.

“The demands on time and more importantly a person’s body are huge these days,” he told the Post.

“I know I could have given it one more year but I feel it is best for me and for Limerick that I move on.”

Source: Maurice Horan/YouTube

“Privileged to have played with such a fantastic footballer and passionate Limerick man that is John Galvin,” team-mate Ger Collins said. “Leader on and off the field.”

– First published 10.31

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