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Alan Quirke retires from inter-county football

Updated: Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 20:36 | Comments

Alan Quirke celebrates the 2010 All-Ireland semi-final victory over Dublin
Alan Quirke celebrates the 2010 All-Ireland semi-final victory over Dublin

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Alan Quirke is the latest Cork footballer to call time on his inter-county career.

Goalkeeper Quirke joins Pearse O’Neill, Graham Canty, Paudie Kissane and Noel O’Leary in hanging up his Rebel boots.

The 2010 All-Ireland winner made his Cork bow in 1999 and won the first of five Munster SFC titles that year. He also won four National League titles.

Quirke told the Irish Examiner: “I’ve a couple of niggles I’ve been keeping at bay for a few years but that’s not the reason I’m stepping down.

"I’ve been very lucky to have outstanding medical care with Cork from Dr Con Murphy, Dr Eanna Falvey and Colin Lane.

“I thought about it long and hard while I was in the Lebanon on Army duty and I knew coming back last May that it was my last season one way or the other. My mind was made up by January or February last year. I’m very happy with my decision.”

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