Cork midfielder Alan O’Connor retires

Twenty-eight-year-old joins five fellow All-Ireland winners on the sidelines

Cork’s Alan O’Connor (right) has announced his retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork’s Alan O’Connor (right) has announced his retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 

Cork have lost yet another of their 2010 All-Ireland football winners with the retirement of midfielder Alan O’Connor.

The 28-year-old was included in the pre-season training panel of new manager Brian Cuthbert last week, but he informed the county board of his decision to stand aside on Monday.

A member of the senior Cork panel since 2008, O’Connor now joins fellow All-Ireland winners Pearse O’Neill, Graham Canty, Paudie Kissane, Noel O’Leary and goalkeeper Alan Quirke in retirement.

Cuthbert is also planning for 2014 without forward Ciarán Sheehan, who recently signed a two-year contract with AFL side Carlton Blues.

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