Long-serving Waterford hurler Michael 'Brick' Walsh has reportedly brought the curtain down a 17-year inter-county career.

The Irish Examiner has reported that the 36-year-old, who is the county’s all-time championship appearance record holder, has informed new Deise manager Liam Cahill of his decision to step away from the inter-county game.

The ever-versatile Walsh made his senior bow in 2003 and played in All-Ireland finals in 2008 and 2017, as well as winning three Munster titles and two Division 1 medals.

All Star awards were collected in 2007, 2009 and 2010 (at centre-back), while his performances in attack in Waterford's march to the All-Ireland final two years ago saw him recognised with his fourth and final All Star at centre-forward.

Walsh appeared for the senior Waterford footballers (2002) before his hurling bow and has amassed 10 Waterford SFC titles with Stradbally.

Walsh in action against Kilkenny's John Hoyne in the 2004 All-Ireland semi-final

The long-serving player's final campaign in the white and blue finished in disappointment as Waterford concluded the summer bottom of the Munster hurling championship with four defeats in four outings.

Walsh appeared in the final two games off the bench, with his outing against Cork his 76th, and ultimately final, Championship appearance.