Long-serving Waterford legend Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh has called time on his inter-county career, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
According to the paper, the 36-year-old has informed the new Waterford boss Liam Cahill of his retirement over the weekend.
Walsh holds the record for the most Championship appearances in hurling having made his 76th appearance from the bench against Cork in this year’s Munster campaign.
The Stradbally man made his debut for the senior hurling side during their National League campaign in 2003. In the 16 years that have followed, ‘Brick’ Walsh has become one of the Deise’s most decorated stars with three Munster Championship medals, two National League titles and four All-Star awards.
‘Brick’ Walsh’s departure is the latest in a string of shake-ups within Waterford since the appointment of the former Tipperary All-Ireland underage winning manager as the successor to Paraic Fanning.
According to media reports earlier this week, Cahill informed Deise stalwarts, Noel Connors and Maurice Shanahan, that they were being dropped from the panel for the 2020 season.
Shanahan later took to social media to deny reports that he had retired from the inter-county scene.
Waterford are expected to be without key man Tadhg de Burca for a large portion of next year as the former All-Star recovers from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament which he suffered while on club duty in September.