Sligo football has lost one of its true stalwarts for the 2020 Championship as Adrian Marren has decided to hang up his boots after 16 years soldiering with the boys in black and white. The corner-forward from Curry was one of the longest-serving players in the intercounty game. He announced his retirement over social media last night.
The time has come... pic.twitter.com/m4tTlTnj7Q
— adrian marren (@AdrianMarren) September 30, 2020
The statement read:
"The time has come to depart the intercounty scene after 16 years of some great memories in the black and white. Now is the time to bow out.
“I have been lucky to play with some of the best and to wear the Sligo jersey making great friends along the way.
“I will forever be grateful to my club Curry, my family, friends and team-mates who gave me great support from day one.
“I would like to wish Paul and the lads all he best for the rest of the year.
Marren won a Connacht title with Sligo in 2007, and was the best footballers to wear the Sligo jersey in the last 30 years. He was praised on social media after making the announcement last night, an hour before Diarmuid Connolly retired as a Dublin.
Class baller, congrats @AdrianMarren
— Tom Parsons (@TomParsons_8) October 1, 2020
— Anthony Masterson (@antomasterson1) September 30, 2020