Published: 10:42 | 28/6/21

O'Sullivan announces retirement


Dublin defender Cian O'Sullivan has announced his retirement from football due to injury.

The eight-time All-Ireland winner announced the decision announced his decision on Twitter, saying: “while my heart would love dearly to continue on, my body simply can’t”.

The 33-year-old Kilmacud Crokes defender, who played as a corner back, in midfield and as a sweeper for Dublin in a glittering career, made his senior inter-county debut back in 2009. 

He went on to win eight All-Ireland senior titles, five national leagues, ten Leinster titles and three All Stars.

He is one of only 12 players in the history of the game to have won eight senior inter-county All-Ireland medals.

“Regrettably, and despite my best effort to address a number of recurring injuries, it’s time to draw a close on my footballing days,” he said.

“The competitive demands have taken their toll and while my heart would love to dearly continue, my body simply can’t.

“I am honoured and privileged to have represented my club and county and to have enjoyed success beyond my wildest boyhood dreams. 

"I’m especially proud to have been part of such a special Dublin team that’s been like a second family to me in these years. This will be a void that will be difficult to fill.

“There are too many people to thank and I hope to thank you all personally in time.

“#UpTheDubs.”

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