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'Legend,' 'iconic,' 'dual star' - tributes pour in for 18-time All-Ireland winner Rena Buckley

Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Noelle Healy are among those marking the end of an incredible inter-county career.

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TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN pouring in for 18-time All-Ireland champion Rena Buckley, who has announced her retirement from inter-county football and camogie.

The dual player confirmed the news toΒ The42Β this afternoon following an interview with independent.ie over the weekend, in which she discussed her wishes to pursue other things in life beyond sport.

Buckley, who will continue to play both sports at club level, became the most decorated player in GAA history last year after she captained the Cork camogie team to All-Ireland success following a dramatic victory over rivals Kilkenny.

The 10-time All-Star decided to take a year out from inter-county football last year to focus solely on the small ball game for Cork, and her future was undecided after she did not return to either panel at the beginning of this season.

Her decision to leave the inter-county game brings an incredible career to a close and tributes are being posted online in her honour.

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