Cian Mackey has retired from inter-county football after a 15-year career with Cavan. 

An integral part of the Cavan forward line for over a decade, 32-year-old Mackey made his mark from the bench in last season's All-Ireand SFC, scoring vital points as Cavan advanced to a first Ulster final in 22 years. 

The Castlerahan stalwart scored a point to force extra-time in the provincial semi-final against Armagh, with another score in added time ensuring that the Breffni men earned a replay which they won. 

Dethroning defending champions Donegal proved a bridge too far, with the veteran's final appearance in the blue of Cavan coming in the qualifier defeat to Tyrone at St Tiernach's Park in July. 

However, Mackey's influence could still be felt last autumn, with his name appearing on the scoresheet in Castlerahan's victory over Ramor to secure the county crown in Cavan.

Mickey Graham's Cavan side has been shorn of a number of veterans in recent months, with defender Killian Clarke and forward Dara McVeety also exiting the inter-county scene. 

Mackey chose to inject some levity into his retirement notice when he broke the news on Twitter earlier today, posting a Looney Tunes-themed goodbye picture.