Meath forward Mickey Newman has announced his inter-county retirement.

In a career interrupted by injuries – the Kilmainham attacker missed the entire 2018 and 2020 seasons – Newman was always a scoring threat when fully fit.

"Time to step aside! Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me over the years. Great memories and friendships made along the way!" he posted on his social media accounts.

The 31-year-old made an immediate impact on his debut season in 2014, picking off 1-27 and earning an All-Star nomination.

Newman carried the burden of scoring responsibility as Meath qualified for the Super 8s in 2019, but after two hip surgeries he was advised to step away from the county game.

He returned to the fold in 2021, but didn't feature in the Leinster semi-final defeat to Dublin, with his final appearance coming off the bench in the comfortable quarter-final victory over Longford.

Meanwhile, Louth goalkeeper Craig Lynch has decided to hang up his gloves.

Louth's Craig Lynch has retired

Lynch was part of the Wee county squad that controversially lost to 2010 Leinster final to Meath thanks to a late Joe Sheridan goal and in recent years has become their number one pick in goals.

The Naomh Máirtín clubman made his championship debut in a Qualifier match against Leitrim, keeping a clean sheet in the process.

He started 10 of the side's 14 championship games since his debut, with Neil Gallagher returning to goals in 2018 and Fergal Sheekey taking charge in 2019.

Sheekey was in Mickey Harte's squad last year and will hope to strep back in to replace Lynch.