Donegal veteran Frank McGlynn has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

McGlynn was part of the 2012 All-Ireland winning side and won five Ulster titles in a career that lasted 14 campaigns. He was named an All-Star at left wing-back in 2012.

The 33-year-old Glenfin man said it had been "an absolute honour" to play for his county.

He added: "I have experienced so much during my career and I will be forever grateful for this. From great victories to heavy defeats, I have enjoyed every minute of it.

"I have shared a dressing room with some of the best Donegal players ever. There are memories both on and off the field that I will never forget.

"I have gained so much from Gaelic football and I'm grateful to the coaches and managers that gave me the opportunity to play for my county. I would like to thank the many supporters who followed us through both good and bad times. It has been a privilege to represent them on the field of play.

"I thank everyone in CLG Gleann Fhinne who put me in a position to represent my county and I look forward to a future of playing and coaching in the club where it all began."

McGlynn's last appearance in the gold and green was as a substitute in the thrilling draw with Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final stages.

"I would like to wish Declan Bonner and Donegal of 2020 the very best of luck. I look forward to supporting them in their quest for further Ulster and All-Ireland success."

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