Kilkenny half-back John Tennyson has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling, calling time on a career that has seen him win six All-Ireland medals.
Tennyson confirmed the news to the Kilkenny Senior Management Team and the County Board after eight years with the Cats.
The Carrickshock clubman has been troubled by injuries. He picked up a knee ligament injury which forced him to miss the entirety of the 2011 season while he has also been trouble with a hamstring injury this year.
“It’s disappointing but that’s the way it goes, I didn’t feel that I was in competition for a starting place,” he told GAA.ie.
“My time is up and it’s a good time to go, I’m hoping that I can free up more time to give to the club. I spoke with the management at the start of this week and told them, they wished me the best and I wished them the best.”
Tennyson leaves the Cats with a massive medal haul. Along with his six All-Ireland medals, he has won , six Leinster Senior Championships, five National Hurling Leagues titles, two Walsh Cups and a host of minor and under-21 medals.
He will now focus on hurling with his club Carrickshock.