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Limerick's Seamus Hickey announces retirement from intercounty hurling
Last Updated: 04/12/18 5:54pm
Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey has called time on his intercounty career, bowing out on a high following August's All-Ireland title.
The Murroe-Boher club-man has been a member of the Treaty squad since 2006, through good years and bad for Limerick hurling as they reached an All-Ireland final in 2007, won the Munster Championship in 2013 and eventually reached the promised land in 2018.
He was also named Young Hurler of the Year in 2007.
An All-Star in 2014, Hickey was a rock at the back for the Shannon-siders in recent years. He was one of the more experienced members of the young panel which created history this year, featuring as a substitute throughout the summer after starting against Tipperary in the opening game.
"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," the 31-year-old said in a statement via the GPA.
"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."
John Kiely's side must now plan for their All-Ireland defence without the veteran defender.
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