Eight-time All-Ireland winner Kevin McManamon has called time on his Dublin career.

The decorated St Jude's forward made his inter-county debut in 2010 under Pat Gilroy and was a key figure throughout Jim Gavin’s trophy-laden time in charge, his eighth and final Celtic Cross coming as the men from the capital sealed six-in-a-row last year.

The 34-year-old carved a reputation as an impact substitute and netted a number of crucial goals during Dublin’s dominance of the football championship, most notably against Kerry in the breakthrough decider of 2011 and two years later against the same opposition to swing a tight semi-final in Dublin’s favour.

"2011 was a childhood dream come true," he told RTÉ Sport. I came off the bench, and would probably never outshine (that), no matter what I did.

"It was probably the one that cracked open the decade for Dublin. And what followed, you couldn't believe what followed.

"I met a few team-mates last night and I think they appreciated what I brought to the group.

"Very, very few regrets, if any. And I did it the right way.

"[The super sub tag] probably got me an extra year or two in the jersey. The likes of Jim or Dessie could say 'I can trust him'.

"If that's what I'm going to be left with, I'll take it. It served me well. I always wanted to shed it, but it's part of who I am, considering how my career ended up. It's all good."

McManamon is the latest man who played his part during Dublin's unprecedented success to step away from the panel.

Fellow eight-time All-Ireland winners Cian O'Sullivan and Michael Darragh Macauley announced their respective retirements earlier this year, as did Paddy Andrews, who departed with seven Celtic crosses to his name.