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Neil McGee calls time on Donegal career
The 36-year-old goes down as one of Donegal’s most successful footballers.

NEIL MCGEE HAS announced his inter-county retirement after a glittering career with Donegal. 

The Gaoth Dobhair man confirmed his decision to step away to the Donegal News.

McGee, who turns 37 in November, won an All-Ireland, five Ulster titles, a National League and three All-Stars with Donegal. 

He made his debut in 2005 and went on to make 195 appearances for Donegal. He also presented Ireland in multiple International Rules series. 

McGee was badly hampered by back injuries in his final two seasons. 

“The body just doesn’t have anything left to give,” he said.

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“I thought long and hard about last year, going back I mean. And with Declan (Bonner) staying on, I decided to give it one more shot. But with the back playing up like it did after that injury the season before, I just didn’t feature like I would have wanted. So it was a much easier decision this time around.

“What ever is left in the tank now I intend to give it all to Gaoth Dobhair. I missed so much there over the years because of what we were trying to achieve with Donegal.

“Representing my county, it’s been such a massive part of my life but I can look back and say it was all worth it. I have no regrets. Yeah, there are games and big days that got away from us. And they stick in the throat. But if I could rewind the clock and do it all over again I would.”

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