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Long-Time Tipperary Servant Hannigan Annouces Retirement

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.

Tipperary suffered an early championship exit this summer when they fell to an eight-point loss to Mayo in their qualifier in Semple Stadium.

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