David Moran has announced his retirement from Kerry football after a 14-year career that produced three All-Ireland titles and two All-Stars.
The Kerins O' Rahilly’s clubman played in his side’s recent All-Ireland Club semi-final loss to eventual champions Kilmacud Crokes at Croke Park, six months after starting his final Kingdom game at the venue – their 0-20 to 0-16 final win over Galway.
That Celtic Cross was added to wins in 2009 and 2014, joining Tipperary hurler Declan Ryan as a player who has won three All-Ireland titles in three different decades - the first and last of those under current boss Jack O'Connor and the '14 triumph during Éamonn Fitzmaurice's time in charge.
Moran made his Kerry senior debut in an Allianz Football League match with Donegal in 2008 and made his championship debut against Cork in the same season. In all, he made 58 championship appearances and scored 3-41.
Moran, son of eight-time All-Ireland winner, Denis 'Ogie' Moran, also won 10 Munster titles, four Allianz League titles and two McGrath Cups in the green and gold.
"Playing with Kerry fulfilled all my boyhood dreams, however, with an ageing body, a young family and a demanding work life I feel I can no longer give the commitment required to perform and compete at the top level," Moran said.
"I'd like to thank Sinead and my family for their unwavering support. I’d like to thank the various Kerry management, backroom and medical teams and County Board officers I’ve worked with over the last 15 years. I’d also like to thank my colleagues at Casey Stephenson Accountants and McElligott’s garage for all their support and assistance.
"I want to acknowledge the support I received from the Kerry supporters through the highs and lows of my career, it’s something I will always be grateful for. I look forward to playing with my club and supporting Kerry from the stands in 2023 and beyond."
"Congratulations to David on such a fantastic legacy in Kerry, for your hard work, dedication and for being such an amazing role model to all aspiring players in your own club Kerins O' Rahilly’s and across the county," Kerry GAA said.
"We wish David, Sinead, Eli and all of his family all the very best in the future."