Former All-Star Peter Kelly has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
The Dublin full-back posted a statement on social media on Sunday, confirming his decision to focus on his club career. In said statement, Kelly also paid tribute to former coaches and teammates that he has played with since making his senior inter-county debut in 2008.
— Peter Kelly (@peter_slouch) April 22, 2018
“For the longevity of my club career, this is the right choice for me,” Kelly posted on Twitter on Sunday.
“I have loved every minute of wearing the Dublin jersey.
“It’s been a great honour to wear the blue jersey for so many years and play alongside a great bunch of lads.
“I also want to thank Pat for the opportunity this year, and wish the team the best of luck for the year ahead.”
The 29-year-old, winner of an All-Star in 2013 after helping Dublin to the Leinster Senior Championship, had struggled with injury in recent seasons – and, as such, finishing his time with the Dublin panel will, he believes, allow Kelly to prolong his club career with Lucan Sarsfields for a greater period of time.