Seamus Hickey has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
The 31-year-old, who made his debut for Limerick seniors in 2006, was part of the panel which won this year's All-Ireland.
Hickey was named Young Hurler of the Year when Limerick reached the All-Ireland final in 2007. He also won an All-Star in 2014.
"It has been God’s great blessing and an enormous privilege to wear the Limerick jersey from my teenage years through my entire adult life," Hickey said in a statement released via the Gaelic Players Association.
It is an even greater blessing to have been part of an incredible group of people in 2018 and to deliver to Limerick what the proud sporting county deserved: the Liam McCarthy.
I have now decided to step away from the Limerick senior hurling panel. I am eternally grateful to my club Murroe Boher, to the GPA for their incredible support and guidance, to the exceptional teammates I’ve had, the inspiring managers, the perennially selfless backroom teams, the successes, the failures and everything I have learned along the way.
It was all made possible by the phenomenal support I receive constantly from my extraordinary wife and children, my parents and my family. They have given so much of themselves so that I could live my dream. My dream off the field has now grown bigger than the one on it and I look forward to being the very best husband, father, brother and son I can be.
God is good, Luimneach abú!
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