LOUTH MIDFIELDER PADDY Keenan has announced his retirement from intercounty football at the age of 29.
In a statement issued through the GPA, Keenan cited work commitments and long-standing injuries as the main reason for hanging up his boots after 12 years of service for the Wee County.
Keenan, who turns 30 next month, won an Allstar in 2010 for his excellent performances at centre-field.
He claimed Division 2 & 3 league titles with Louth in 2006 and 2011 respectively, while also being part of the side who lost the 2010 Leinster final in controversial circumstances to Meath.
“It was a huge honour for me to represent Louth for the past 12 years and I had the privilege of playing with and against so many great players,” he said in the statement.
“While we didn’t have the success we worked so hard for, I have only positive memories of my county career and the people who I soldiered alongside.
“I would like to thank my club St. Patrick’s GFC who I was so proud to represent and I hope this decision will allow me to extend my club career for a few extra years.
“Thanks to the Louth supporters who have always shown great loyalty to me as a player and to our county squad despite experiencing many difficult periods on the field of play.”