Galway footballer Gary O’Donnell has announced his retirement from the inter-county game, 13 years after joining the senior panel.
The Tuam Stars defender captained the county to Connacht glory in 2016 under Kevin Walsh. He was part of two other Connacht SFC successes and also won a Division 2 title in 2017.
Gary O’Donnell grew up Gort, a hurling stronghold in south Galway, but the success of his uncle Ja Fallon inspired him to play football and he joined Tuam Stars.
He confirmed his retirement in a Facebook post, saying "Time has come to call it a day with Galway GAA".
He’s the second Galway defender to hang up his boots following Johnny Duane’s decision to step away earlier this month.