Kerry’s Darran O'Sullivan has retired from inter-county football.

The four-time All-Ireland winner becomes the latest experienced player to end his Kingdom career in recent weeks following Donnchadh Walsh, Kieran Donaghy and Anthony Maher. 

He won four All-Ireland medals, including one as captain in 2009 and was an All-Star in 2011.

The 32-year-old often battled with injuries and was credited with being one of the most skilful players of his generation.

He said: "I just want to say it has been an incredible journey. I’m lucky enough to have played with and against some of the best players and teams of this or any generation.

"I’ve made memories and friends that will last a lifetime and I can’t ask for much more than that.

"I want to wish Peter Keane and his management team well for the future, it’s an exciting time for Kerry football and I’m looking forward to supporting you all.

"To the next generation, relish the challenge of being a Kerry footballer and never forget the players who went before you and put their heart and soul into it.

"The greatest honour you can have is pulling on that green and gold jersey and the pride that washes over you as it rests on your shoulders."

Former Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has spoken of the character O'Sullivan brought to their set-up. 

"Behind the happy go lucky easy going exterior there is a steely determination and ambition. His selflessness meant he played in every position in the forward line both as a starter and finisher depending on what was best for the team.

"His attitude regardless of the role demanded of him was always top class. He was a Croke Park player and on many occasions he has been a trump card for Kerry memorably scoring the decisive goal against Armagh in 2006.

"His best season was 2011 when he terrorised defences throughout the year and scored an outrageously instinctive goal against Limerick. His personality and leadership skills will be missed from the dressing room."