Eamon McGee has followed fellow 2012 All-Ireland winner Colm McFadden by announcing his Donegal retirement.

The 32-year-old defender featured in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Dublin and has decided to end a 12-year inter-county stint.

The Gaoth Dobhair clubman saw his Donegal career resurrected by Jim McGuiness and was a key cog in the defensive unit that saw the county land their second ever All-Ireland title four years ago.

McGee retires three Ulster championship medals, one All-Ireland and a National League medal and lined out on 154 occasions following since his first outing in 2004.

Following the quarter-final defeat he paid tribute to his teammates on Twitter.

"I hate losing but still a proud man to go to the field everyday with my teammates, an amazing group. Prouder still to call them friends."

It follows on from the retirement of McFadden, who revealed after the Dublin defeat that he would be stepping away.

Donegal’s record appearance holder and scorer – the St Michael’s man notched 25-434 over 15 seasons – said he walks away with the county's future in safe hands.

“Them young fellas...that game is changing all the time and there is plenty of fine talent coming through, good legs, good footballers so it is time for them to take up the baton now. The future is bright for Donegal football.

“Every man has his day."