David Murphy and Redmond Barry retire from Wexford football

Updated: Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 16:37 | Comments

David Murphy has called it a day for Wexford
David Murphy has called it a day for Wexford

Wexford duo David Murphy and Redmond Barry have announced their retirement.

Both players have been on the Wexford senior football panel since 200 and played significant roles in the country’s impressive Leinster campaigns in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Murphy, having lined out 180 times for the Yellowbellies, is the county’s most experienced player of all-time. Playing at centre-back, he was captain as the Slaneysiders came wihin a goal of Dublin in the final of the 2011 Leinster Senior Football Championship final.

"The body was starting to feel it," he told the Irish Independent. "I have broken both wrists. I have had ankle problems.

“I've never had a very serious injury but I had a groin operation in 2008 and my wrists and ankles are quite sore.

"I met with Aidan [O'Brien, Wexford manager] recently and took that decision. I had quite a good Championship but everything was telling me that it was time to go."

Barry added: "It's a young man's game. The commitment required nowadays gets a lot harder with more dependencies."

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