Mayo’s Colm Boyle announces intercounty retirement

35-year-old won four All Stars and six Connacht senior medals in 14-year career

Mayo’s Colm Boyle has retired from intercounty football. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Mayo’s Colm Boyle has retired from intercounty football. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

 

Mayo stalwart Colm Boyle has announced his retirement from intercounty football.

35-year-old Boyle made 120 senior league and Championship appearances across a career spanning 14 years, picking up six Connacht SFC medals in the process.

The Davitts halfback won four All Stars in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 - a Mayo record alongside Lee Keegan and Keith Higgins.

He was on the losing side in five All-Ireland finals, but missed the 2020 and 2021 defeats.

He did however win an Under-21 All-Ireland in 2006.

Boyle’s departure from the intercounty scene means only Lee Keegan, Kevin McLoughlin, Cillian O’Connor, Aidan O’Shea and Jason Doherty remain from the Mayo side beaten in the 2012 All-Ireland final.

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