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Long-serving Laois midfielder Padraig Clancy retires

Timahoe clubman was one of the last remaining players from 2003 Leinster Championship side.

Clancy in action against Neil McGee of Donegal.
Clancy in action against Neil McGee of Donegal.
Image: INPHO/Kieran Murray

LAOIS VETERAN PADRAIG Clancy announced his inter-county retirement today, calling time on an 14-year career at senior level.

Clancy, 33, was one of the last remaining players from the team which famously won the Leinster Championship in 2003, ending a 57-year wait for provincial honours.

The Timahoe clubman made his senior debut in 1999 and played his 57th and final Championship match in the All-Ireland qualifier defeat against Donegal last July.

“Padraig’s service to Laois GAA has been tremendous, county chairman Gerry Kavanagh said today.

“His dedication, determination and commitment are an example to players everywhere.

“A natural leader, he has won the respect and admiration of both team-mates and opponents over many years. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”

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