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7-Time All-Ireland Winner Paddy Andrews Hangs Up Intercounty Boots

7-Time All-Ireland Winner Paddy Andrews Hangs Up Intercounty Boots

Paddy Andrews has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

In a 12-year career with Dublin, the St Brigids man won seven All-Ireland titles, 11 Leinster titles and five National Leagues.

He is the first Dublin player to retire since their All-Ireland final victory against Mayo last month.

"After 12 years it’s time for me to finish up with the Dublin football team," Andrews said in a statement.

"It’s been an amazing journey being part of such an incredible group of people over that period.

"To Pillar, Pat, Jim, Dessie and their coaches, I’d like to thank them for giving me the opportunity to represent the Dublin team and experience so many special moments.

"I’d also like to thank my club St.Brigid’s for their support and all the coaches & members down in Russell Park.

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"To my family, friends andin particular my parents Pat & Angela and my fiancée Doireann, I owe a huge debt for their constant belief in me through so many highs and lows.

"A special thanks to our phenomenal supporters for their unwavering belief and encouragement over so many years, good and bad.

"Finally, to my teammates, it was the highest privilege to share the journey with you all. All the best for the road ahead.

"Paddy”

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