Limerick’s Gavin O’Mahony has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. The 30-year-old was part of the Treaty team that beat Cork in the Munster final four years ago, and lined up for Kilmallock in the All-Ireland Club final of 2015.
Following a statement released on social media, O’Mahoney brought an end to his career, spanning across a decade in the green and white of his native county.
In a statement released on Twitter, he said: “Hurling has played a huge part in my life and I feel very fortunate to have had the honour to represent Limerick over the course of my career. To all the brilliant teammates, teachers, coaches and managers that I have crossed paths with at underage, schools, colleges and senior level I offer my genuine thanks, respect and appreciation.”
He added “I would like to take this opportunity to wish the current Limerick panel the very best for 2018 and for the future. I hope it’s a successful one.”
O’Mahoney went on to express his gratitude towards his immediate family for the support they provided throughout his playing career in the green jersey.
In his 36 appearances for the Treaty county, O’Mahoney lead Limerick to a Division two Allianz National League title in 2011 with victory over Clare in Ennis.
The highlight of his career coming in June 2013, captaining Limerick to his first Munster SHC medal with a 0-24 to 0-15 win over Cork in the Gaelic Grounds.
In front of 42,730 supporters, Donal O’Grady’s shannonsider’s bridged a 17 year gap winning their 19th Munster title.
Earlier this month O’Mahoney’s club Kilmallock, fell short of winning their 11th Limerick SHC after losing out to Na Piarsaigh. He will continue to line out for the Balbec side.