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Crossmaglen's Oisín McConville announces retirement from Gaelic football

Updated: Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 11:33 | Comments

Oisín McConville: 'It is going to be hard, and there is going to be a big void but I have plenty of things to replace it'
Oisín McConville: 'It is going to be hard, and there is going to be a big void but I have plenty of things to replace it'

Former Armagh star Oisín McConville has announced his retirement from Gaelic football.

The Crossmaglen Rangers forward, winner of the 2002 All-Ireland and six All-Ireland Club titles, said the time was right to call time on his career after last weekend’s defeat to St Brigid’s in the Club semi-finals.

He said: “I have had an unbelievable time playing Gaelic football and I've won so much, but for me it was much more than that - it was my life for so many years.

"It is going to be hard, and there is going to be a big void but I have plenty of things to replace it.”

“For my own personal reasons it is the right time - I have been picking up injuries and different things like that.”

McConville, 37, also won seven Ulster titles with Armagh and ten Ulster Club titles.

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