Conal Keaney has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

The 33-year-old dual player has opted to call time on his Dublin career due to family and business committements.

He recently won the club football championship with Ballyboden St Enda’s.

He told The Herald: “I’ve two young kids and I’m never really at home. I’m self-employed, I’m only after opening another new business, so time-wise it’s hard to juggle it all.

"And with the commitment you need for inter-county, you need to be giving it 100%.

“Realistically, I’m not getting any younger. It’s probably a nice way, to finish it off on a high with the club winning the All-Ireland.

“And just off the field, things happened last year that I wasn’t really overly comfortable with, and now is probably the right time to step aside.

"That’s three or four or five reasons, and if you have one reason it’s probably enough to go.”