Donagh Maher has called time on senior inter-county career after a six-year spell with the Tipperary hurlers.

The 31-year-old defender was part of the Premier squad that lifted this year's All-Ireland title and was also involved in 2016, coming on as a substitute, when Tipp also reigned supreme against Kilkenny.

Confirming his decision to retire, the Burgess clubman told the Tipperary GAA website:  "I wish to thank the GPA for the help and guidance in my professional career and the resources they provided me.

"Thanks to the various management teams and coaches from minor, U21, intermediate and senior for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to represent my county. I include all the backroom teams, physios, nutritionists and doctors for all your help.

"Finally, to my fellow players, past and present; I am happy to have created unique friendships and memories in my time and to have shared a dressing-room with some of the best Tipperary has ever produced.

"I will always be grateful to have been a part of the All-Ireland winning teams of 2016 and 2019."

Tipp enior hurling manager, Liam Sheedy, added; "Donagh Maher has been a terrific servant to Tipperary hurling and his application at all times was exemplary. 

"I have massive admiration for the leadership he showed both on and off the field and it made a real difference. I thank him for his contribution to the group and I wish him continued success in his future career."