Offaly hurler Joe Bergin has taken the decision to retire from inter-county action after a 13-year career with the Faithful County.

The 32-year-old Seir Kieran forward had talks on his future with management in recent weeks, stating that he was "on the fence" over his plans. 

He has previously praised the new management team of Michael Fennelly and Borris-Ileigh boss Johnny Kelly, describing the set-up as "fresh and exciting".

However he has now opted not to be part of Fennelly's plans as Offaly prepare for life in Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League and the Christy Ring Cup.   

Bergin made his debut for the county as an 18-year-old in a league game against Cork back in 2006.