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After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire

The 32-year-old felt he couldn’t give the required commitment to the inter-county scene this year.

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DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WINNING midfielder Rory Kavanagh has revealed his decision to retire from inter-county football.

The 32-year-old will continue to represent his club,  St Eunan’s in Letterkenny, but revealed to Alan Foley in yesterday’s Donegal Democrat that he felt unable to give his full commitment to Rory Gallagher’s side due to family and work considerations.

Having been involved with the north-west county’s football panel for 14 years since his 2001 league debut against Cork, Kavanagh contributed 4 – 41 in 49 Championship fixtures for his county.


With three Ulster titles, a national football league and an All-Ireland to his name, his last appearance for Donegal came in last September’s All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry.

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