Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan announces retirement from football

Eight-time All-Ireland winner admits that demands of the game have taken their toll

Cian O’Sullivan has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cian O’Sullivan has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

 

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan has called time on his storied footballing career at the age of 33, admitting that “the competitive demands have taken their toll”.

The Kilmacud Crokes player won eight All-Ireland titles for Dublin, offering managers multiple options throughout his career in defence and midfield.

The three-time All Star made his announcement on Twitter.

He wrote: “Regrettably, and despite my best effort to address a number of recurring injuries, it’s time to draw a close on my footballing days.”

“The competitive demands have taken their toll and while my heart would love to dearly continue, my body simply can’t.

“I am honoured and privileged to have represented my club and county and to have enjoyed success beyond my wildest boyhood dreams. I’m especially proud to have been part of such a special Dublin team that’s been like a second family to me in these years. This will be a void that will be difficult to fill.

“There are too many People to thank and I hope to thanks you all personally in time.”

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