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The man who captained Waterford to the 2010 Munster title has retired

Stephen Molumphy follows Seamus Prendergast and Shane Walsh by calling time on his inter-county career.

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ANOTHER OF WATERFORD’S old guard has hung up his hurl.

Stephen Molumphy, who captained the Déise to their most recent Munster title in 2010, announced his inter-county retirement this morning.

The 30-year-old follows team-mates Seamus Prendergast and Shane Walsh who both announced their retirement last week.

Molumphy made his senior debut in 2006 and went on to win a National Hurling League title (2007), two provincial crowns (2007 and 2010) and an All-Star (2007).

He said: “It has been an honour and privilege to have played on and captained the Waterford senior hurling team since 2006 and been part of one of the most successful periods in Waterford hurling history.

“There is no greater feeling than taking to the hurling field and representing your county with your loyal supporters at your back.

“I would like to pay tribute to the fantastic managers and selectors I have been fortunate to play under throughout the years and to the calibre of my teammates with whom I was lucky enough to battle alongside.

“I would like to thank my club, Ballyduff Upper, for their support and my family and friends for their trusted advice and understanding.

“Finally, I would like to sincerely thank my wife Niamh. Without her support, patience and understanding I would never have been able to combine my county hurling commitments with my work in the Irish Defence Forces. From the very outset of my county journey – when I first attended a trial with the senior panel – she was there for me as a source of positive reinforcement.

“I would like to wish the current Waterford hurling team and management the very best of luck in the future.”

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