Former Tipperary captain, George Hannigan has announced his retirement from inter-county football after 12 years.
The Shannon Rovers club man, who made his debut for the Premier County against Kerry in 2006, won three Allianz League medals during his career, as his side were promoted from Division 4 and Division 3.
He has made 36 senior championship appearances for the county, scoring 0-13 in the process.
Arguably his best year in the blue and gold came in 2016 when Tipperary defied expectation to reach the All Ireland semi-final after victories over Cork, Derry and Galway, but they were eventually beaten by Mayo. It was the county’s first time in the final four since 1935.
A number of past and present teammates, as well as selector Shane Stapleton, have taken to social media to share their praise for the Tipperary stalwart.
Enjoy retirement Georgie, hero @hannigan14
— Peter Acheson (@PeterAcheson) October 24, 2018
Tipp football will forever owe @hannigan14 for what he did on and off the field.. enjoy retirement, you might finally be able to finish the house now you have some free time on your hands.? see you soon big red..?
— Josh keane (@keanejosh16) October 24, 2018
Played, watched and worked with the big man for many years. Great warrior to have in your corner and was a super influence on the lads at all times. A future manager of the team that's for sure. Enjoy the break @hannigan14
— shane stapleton ? (@goldenstapo) October 24, 2018
Tipperary suffered an early championship exit this summer when they fell to an eight-point loss to Mayo in their qualifier in Semple Stadium.