Kevin McLoughlin has announced his retirement from inter county football.
Mayo GAA announced the news this afternoon on their website.
Making his debut in the National Football League on March 8 2009 against Westmeath in Fr O’Hara Memorial Park, Charlestown, the Knockmore man has gone on to have a stellar career in the green and red.
His accolades include two National League titles, eight Connacht SFC titles, two Connacht titles at u21 level as well as four nominations for All Stars.
In total Kevin plated 91 times in the National League scoring 5-105, with 77 championship outings scoring 6-71.
That’s a total of 168 games with 11-176 to his name.
As part of Mayo GAA’s statement on his retirement, McLoughlin said:
"Over the past 15 years, it has been a privilege to represent Mayo. I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has been part of this journey.
"I thank all the managers who guided me throughout my Mayo career. I am lucky to have played with amazing team-mates.
"The camaraderie and tightness of the group is something special. It has been a privilege to fight alongside all of them. I will miss the craic we shared and the battles we fought together.
"I am grateful to Knockmore GAA Club for all they did to develop me as a footballer, particularly in my early years.
"My employers, Rice College, Westport, have been ever supportive over the last number of years which enabled me to continue playing at the highest level.
"To my parents Kevin and Margaret, and my entire family, thank you for the sacrifices and guidance throughout my career.
"To my incredible wife, Deirdre, our children Saorla, Odhran and Cadhla - Deirdre, in particular, made many sacrifices throughout my career. Without her unwavering support I would not have played for Mayo as long as I did - I am forever grateful.
"Thank you to the amazing Mayo supporters.
"Your enduring support has made representing Mayo truly special.
"Whether it was MacHale Park or Croke Park those loud passionate roars are something I will always remember.
"I wish the team every success in 2024 and beyond. I look forward to cheering them on from the stands.