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Graham Canty announces inter-county retirement

Updated: Saturday, 02 Nov 2013 18:07 | Comments

Graham Canty pictured with Conor Counihan after Cork's 2010 All-Ireland victory
Graham Canty pictured with Conor Counihan after Cork's 2010 All-Ireland victory

Long-serving Cork footballer Graham Canty has called time on his inter-county career. 

The 33-year-old Bantry Blues clubman captained the Rebels to All-Ireland victory in 2010. He is the holder of four Munster SFC medals and was on the side that captured three consecutive Allianz League Division 1 titles. All Star came recognition also came his way on three occasions.

In all Canty played 61 times for his county and was handed the captaincy by former manager Conor Counihan in 2008. His departure comes after fellow defenders Noel O'Leary and Paudie Kissane announced that they were also quitting the county scene.

Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Canty admitted that now was the right time to end his 13-year tenure playing senior football for Cork.

He said: "There are no regrets, certainly. I'm glad to be finishing up with Cork while the body is in good enough nick. I'll be continuing with the club, 100%.

"When you're playing inter-county, you don't train with your club, realistically, so I'll be glad to fall back in with the lads in Bantry again."

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