Monaghan's Dessie Mone has called time on his inter-county career after 16 campaigns with the Farney men.

Mone made his senior debut back in 2004, in a 0-13 to 0-11 Division 2A league loss to Carlow. 

He overcame a hip problem at the start of this year to go again with his county and always stressed his desire to play as long as possible.

The 35-year-old as now finally walked away, confirming the news on Twitter on Wednesday.

The Clontibret stalwart won Ulster SFC titles with Monaghan in 2013 and 2015, and recently helped his club to claim the county crown

Monaghan were beaten by Cavan in the Ulster SFC quarter-finals this year and then fell in the second round of the qualifiers, when Armagh comprehensively turned them over in Clones

Manager Malachy O'Rourke stepped down in the wake of that loss, with Seamus McEnaney replacing him in September.