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Galway's Joe Bergin announces his inter-county retirement

Updated: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 14:04 | Comments

Joe Bergin has called time on his Galway career
Joe Bergin has called time on his Galway career

Galway football legend Joe Begin is to hang up his boots after 13 years with the Tribesmen.

The Mountbellew/Moylough clubman cited work commitments and a desire to focus his remaining years on football with his club as the deciding factors.

Bergin also revealed that Galway’s recent downturn in fortunes, including July’s 0-11 0-10 defeat to Antrim in the All-Ireland qualifiers played a part in his decision.

"I have been thinking about it for some time. The loss to Antrim was a huge disappointment and I feel now is the time to go," Bergin told the Irish Independent.

"I have been fortunate to have a long inter-county career and while the last few seasons have been disappointing I was lucky enough to win a lot in the early years."

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