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Herity hangs up inter-county boots
24 Nov 2014 15:03
Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity has retired from inter-county hurling at the age of 31.
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The Dunnamaggin man won five All-Ireland titles after joining the panel in 2008. He was first-choice keeper for two of those championship victories, in 2011 and 2012, and was also nominated for an All-Star in 2011.
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Herity also won five Allianz Hurling League titles and represented Leinster in the interprovincial series.
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He started Kilkenny's All-Ireland championship wins over Galway, Dublin and Limerick this year but made way for Eoin Murphy in the final and replay against Tipperary after the latter recovered from injury.
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"I wish to announce my retirement from inter-county hurling today," he said in a GPA statement. "It has been a great honour for me to have been part of the Kilkenny squad for the past seven years and this is not a decision I have arrived at lightly.
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"However, I believe the time is right for me now to move on and I hope to dedicate the remainder of my playing days to my club Dunnamaggin.
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"My journey as a county player has been truly wonderful – it has been a privilege to have been involved with such an incredible group of hurlers and I am very fortunate to have tasted the ultimate success on the All-Ireland stage.
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"I have played against some truly outstanding warriors and I am so proud to have represented my county during such a historic era for Kilkenny hurling.
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"It isn’t a journey you travel alone, however, and I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the many people who helped me throughout my career – in particular my family and girlfriend whose support underpinned my commitment to Kilkenny hurling.
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"I am deeply grateful to our manager Brian Cody, to our outstanding management and backroom teams and the Kilkenny Co Board for all their support."
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