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Shane Lowry's tribute to the retired Jason Sherlock

The former Dubs star today announced his retirement from GAA at the age of 37.

SHANE LOWRY WAS among those paying tribute as Jason Sherlock announced his retirement from GAA earlier today.

The Irish golfer tweeted: “Just heard that @boomjayo has retired. Used to hate the little fucker until I got to know him. Congrats on a great career pal.”

In addition, former teammate Eamon Fennell added: “I count myself very lucky to say I was able to play/train with one of my heroes, for 4 years in a Dubs jersey @boomjayo Enjoy retirement pal.”

Sherlock was part of the famous Dublin side that won the All-Ireland in 1995. He also won three Dublin Championships for Na Fianna in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and continued playing for St Oliver Plunketts after finishing up with Dublin in 2010.

In a statement, the player spoke of the privilege of playing the sport for so many years.

“I would like to close a very important chapter in my life today by publicly announcing my retirement from Gaelic football,” he said.

“It isn’t easy for any player to take the ultimate step, particular from club football as well, but it is time for me to move on.

“As a child, my dream was to play for Dublin and to have represented my county for 15 years was a privilege. It also provided me with some of my greatest memories and it was an honour to play alongside and against some wonderful footballers and people during that time.

“However, making the transition gives me an opportunity to publicly thank all those who have supported me throughout my playing career; family, team-mates, management and supporters. No player can operate at the top level without a team of people helping him; I was fortunate to have great people behind me.

“While bringing closure to a very important part of my life, I look forward to the future opportunities that lie ahead for me and my family.

“Le meas.”

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