Roscommon football has been dealt a blow today with the news that star forward, Senan Kilbride, has announced his retirement from inter-county action.
The St.Bridgid’s clubman made his debut with Roscommon in the Allianz League in 2005, but it was not until three years later until he made his championship debut with the Rossies.
He played the majority of his career in the full forward line and was highly respected on the football field for his ability in front of goal.
Kilbride won four Connacht SFC club championships with St.Brigids and was an integral part of the St.Brigids team that went on to achieve All-Ireland club glory in 2013.
— Roscommon GAA (@RoscommonGAA) December 22, 2016
The announcement was made via the Official Roscommon GAA website, with county chairman Seamus Sweeney thanking him for his duties and the memories that followed:
“I would like to thank Senan for his tremendous service to Roscommon GAA and I know he’ll continue the great work in St Brigid’s and through his work as a primary school teacher. Well done Senan and thanks for the memories.”
Undoubtedly fans will never forget Kilbride’s power and prowess in front of goal.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) December 22, 2016
With a promising league campaign and a Connacht final appearance put down in 2016, there is a real hope in Roscommon that they can push on in the new year. However, Kilbride’s retirement is certainly a blow.
Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena.