Dublin forward Paul Ryan has retired from inter-county hurling after 11 years.

The Ballyboden St Enda's man made his senior debut under Tommy Naughton in 2008 and was part of the Anthony Daly-managed team that won the county's first league title since 1939 in 2011.

Two years later he scored 2-07 in a man-of-the-match display as the Dubs thumped Galway to claim their first Leinster crown in 52 years.

He was nominated for an All-Star in both 2011 and 13.

Ryan played three times in last year's Allianz Hurling League, scoring eight frees in the defeat against Wexford, but did not make an appearance in the championship.

In a statement on Instagram, the 32-year-old thanked his former Dublin managers Naughton, Daly, Pat Gilroy and current boss Mattie Kenny.

"The time has come for me to call it a day on my inter-county career," he wrote.

"It's been 11 years of highs & lows and there is so many to thank... Tommy for giving me the chance, Dalo for giving me some of the best memories of my life, Pat for bringing me back when I thought I was finished and Mattie for his tireless efforts in trying to bring Dublin hurling to the top.

Paul Ryan lifts the Bob O'Keeffe Cup while celebrating with his team-mates in 2013

"To my team-mates over the years, we had some great times and I wish you all the best lads,.

"The dream was to win an All-Ireland but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I can only hope that chapter will be written in my absence.

"Above all I want to thank my parents Joe & Ann, my family and of course my wife Jess who without their love and support none of it would have been possible."

At club level, Ryan is a seven-time Dublin championship winner with Ballyboden.