Chris Barrett has become the latest Mayo senior footballer to announce his retirement.

The defender joins team-mates David Clarke, Seamus O'Shea, Tom Parsons and Donie Vaughan in retiring since the turn of the year.

The 33-year-old Belmullet man wore the green and red for 13 seasons after making his debut in the Allianz Football League in 2008.

Last December's All Ireland final defeat to Dublin, his fourth, was the corner-back's 47th championship game. He was one of 12 Mayo players nominated today for the All-Star awards.

After an underage career that included an All-Ireland U-21 triumph in 2006, Barrett went on to win seven senior Connacht titles and a league crown in 2019.

He was named an All Star in 2017 and was nominated a total of five times. He also represented Ireland against Australia in the International Rules Series in 2017.

Barrett said: "I feel incredibly privileged to have played alongside some of the most talented and honourable men to ever pull on a Mayo jersey.

"Not to mention the management teams, the support staff and our loyal supporters that have been central to everything good Mayo GAA has achieved over the last number of years. Thank you to each and every one of you for a memorable journey.

"A special word of thanks to Beal an Mhuirthead GAA for playing a huge part in my development as a player. To my work colleagues in LEPD, for their understanding and help over the last number of years. To my parents, brothers and sister, for being there every step of the way.

"Finally, to Dearbhaile and Isla. Thank you for your unwavering support and your sacrifices, without which I could not have achieved what I did."

Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt thanked Barrett for his "outstanding contribution and commitment to Mayo GAA" and wished him all the best for the future.